The Spaniard’s departure from the Emirates for Barcelona nearly three years ago certainly broke the hearts of fans, losing a supremely talented player that joined up at age 16 to the club he arrived from.
In the aftermath of his departure, however, Fabregas has taken great strides to express his enduring affection for his former employers in north London.
Last month the Blaugrana midfielder was quoted as saying he owes everything to Arsenal - and Arsene Wenger in particular - even if such may come as little consolation to those left behind.
And on Tuesday, Fabregas demonstrated how he keeps up with the outfit he once captained by taking to his Instagram account to share a snap of himself watching the Gunners take on Swansea - with company.
The Spain international was joined by ex-teammate Danny Karbassiyoon, who also moved to Arsenal in 2003 and in turn strove to break into the first team picture during the same time frame.
Karbassiyoon would eventually move on to Burnley after making just three appearances for Wenger’s side and retire shortly after due to recurring knee problems - becoming the Gunners’ North American scout based in his native United States.
Of course, Fabregas’ path would lead in the opposite direction as he grew into a star at the Emirates, though the experience shared by the two has clearly stuck down the years.
It’s likely the pair felt a bit of pain as Mathieu Flamini turned in a late own goal to see Swansea snatch a draw on the road, a turn that has seemingly ended Arsenal’s title hopes.
Both interestingly enough plied their trade for Arsenal the last time the Premier League crown came to north London, though neither received a winner’s medal due to a lack of appearances.
At the very least, Gunners supporters can take heart in seeing Fabregas and Karbassiyoon still invested in the cause - even from afar - in what’s been a difficult past few days for the club.