This summer Chelsea signed midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona in a £27 million deal. The former Arsenal captain signed a five-year-deal and left Arsenal fans flabbergasted at the fact he would join a Premier League and London rival just two years after departing The Emirates.
However what was more upsetting was the fact Arsenal could have had him back. Shortly after the deal went through Fabregas stated:
"I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time for my return. Yes, everyone knows that Arsenal had the first option to sign me. They decided not to take this option and therefore it wasn't meant to be. I wish them well in the future. I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice."
It was a decision from Arsenal which left many astounded. Yes they have plenty of quality in the centre of midfield but are any of those players better than Fabregas. Doubtful.
Now Chelsea are flying high in the Premier League and won their Champions League group at a canter. At the heart of most things good from Jose Mourinho's side has been the exquisite play of the Spaniard in behind the strikers.
For one Arsenal legend, the decision of Arsenal's not to bring back Fabregas is simply unforgivable.
Ian Wright, who scored 185 goals in 288 games for The Gunners during his seven year career in North London, believes that heads should roll at the decision not to sign Fabregas...
For the record the mere fact that Fabregas is at Chelsea when we had first option, don't care who but someone should be sacked— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) December 11, 2014
Most Arsenal fans would indeed agree that it was an unforgivable mistake not to bring Fabregas back to North London.