Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted that Arsenal had the first option to sign him after he decided to cut ties with Barcelona back in 2014.
The Spain international made over 300 appearances for the Gunners between 2003 and 2011 before he returned to his hometown Barcelona.
Things did not quite work out during his three-year spell in Catalunya, and he eventually made his way to Chelsea in the summer of 2014. Speaking on Sky Sports, Fabregas admitted that the Gunners were informed of his desire to leave Camp Nou, but the club never made contact for his services. As a result, the 30-year-old moved on to the Blues, where he has gone on to win two Premier League titles in the past three seasons.