Cesc Fabregas will return to the Premier League once he has completed his World Cup responsibilities with the Spain national team as the pass master has agreed to join Chelsea, after three years at Barcelona.
The Spaniard had been linked to other clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool and, despite his eight-year affiliation with Arsenal, the Gunners elected to pass on the player, leaving the Blues as "the best option" for the midfielder.
"I feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return," he is quoted by the club's official website to have said.
"I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing."
While his switch from Camp Nou to Stamford Bridge has not gone down well with some Arsenal supporters, he has received positive messages from club legend Thierry Henry and now from former striker Ian Wright, who said: "Good luck my friend!"