Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas says he will always be an Arsenal man despite signing for London's rival Chelsea.
Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal between 2003 and 2011, becoming the club's captain before returning to his childhood club Barcelona.
After three years in Barcelona, Fabregas returned to the Premier League and signed for Chelsea, with many seeing his decision to join the Gunners' rivals in London as controversial.
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During his time at Chelsea, where he spent four and a half years, Fabregas won two Premier League titles.
And speaking to his former Arsenal teammate, Thierry Henry, on Puma Football's Instagram Live chat, who told him that the Gunners are the most associated with him: "When I think of you, you're in the red shirt" Henry said.
"I know people will say that you won the league and became a legend at Chelsea, but you are an Arsenal man."
Fabregas replied: “I am and it will be a part of me for the rest of my life.
“I never thought I would have mixed feelings between these two teams.
“But you go there and meet people, win titles, become important and win titles. You end up having so much love for the club.
“But you are right. You don't forget where you come from and I came from the academy in Barcelona and I will never forget that, but reaching the top level was at Arsenal and I haven't forgotten.
“I was very lucky to enter that moment, to see you, Ashley (Cole), Robert (Pires), Patrick (Vieira), Sol (Campbell).
"The management of the club gave me a lot of leadership and everything I needed to be a top player."
“I will never deny that I will always be an Arsenal man in my heart.
“Football has many twists and turns, but I will never forget the connection with the fans and I had so much love at Arsenal and Chelsea.
"No one can hear me say anything bad about Arsenal, even when I went to Chelsea and won there, and then I won the league."
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