The former Arsenal midfielder is enjoying a renaissance at Barca where he now scores goals regularly through headers, a hitherto unknown phenomenon.
He continues to blossom in the bastion of greatness aided by an unsurpassed system and a perfectionist coach. But Arsenal is never too far from his mind. He felt every bit devastated as did every Gooner when AC Milan humiliated us at the San Siro.
"It's been painful because I want them to do well as a club, and they're my friends and then there is the boss, who I admire so much and who I'm so grateful to."
In an interview with the Guardian which leaves one a bit misty eyed, he also makes clear that the path forward for the club is to recommit to Arsene Wenger, his mentor and guide through the formative years in football.
"The boss is very strong and he believes in the club so much I am sure he will find a means to bring Arsenal back to where it belongs."
Such loyalty is hard to find nowadays. Fabregas will always be a class act.