Two reasons for Arsenal fans to be delighted Cesc was sent off

Why Arsenal fans should be pleased Cesc Fabregas was sent off for Chelsea against West Brom.

Cesc Fabregas' comical red card against West Brom last night should give old club Arsenal reason to smile.

The Spaniard was dismissed for kicking the ball at Chris Brunt's head during Chelsea's 3-0 loss at the Hawthorns.

There are two reasons why Fabregas' dismissal is a positive for old side Arsenal.

Assist dream over

Fabregas had been outstanding for Chelsea this season, playing a key role in their title triumph.

He had provided 18 assists in the Premier League this season, and was closing in on a Premier League record.

This record was held by none other than former teammate Thierry Henry, who registered 20 in 2002/03.

The midfielder's dismissal against West Brom and last game suspension means Arsenal legend Henry's record stays intact for another year, and won't fall to a player not presently in their good graces.


Speaking of suspension, Fabregas is set to miss three games as a result of his red card.

This includes a potential match against Arsenal; the Community Shield... if the Gunners win their FA Cup final against Aston Villa on May 30.

Arsenal would not want to start their 2015/16 season off with the prospect of Fabregas lifting a trophy against them at Wembley, but if they are in the game then this will not be a factor, while he will also miss the first league game of next season.

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