Cesc Fabregas blanked by former Arsenal team-mate Aleksandr Hleb before Belarus vs Spain

The former team-mates went head-to-head in Euro qualifying

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They may have been team-mates for seven years, but former Arsenal midfielder Aleksandr Hleb saw no reason to engage Cesc Fabregas on Sunday night.

In the tunnel ahead of Belarus' European qualifier against Spain, Hleb managed to find time to exchange high-fives with both Gerard Pique and then Sergio Busquets.

But Chelsea star Fabregas, sandwiched between the two Barcelona players, was snubbed by Hleb - despite playing in the same teams for eight years at Arsenal and then Barcelona.

Fabregas playfully hit Hleb below the belt, and the 34-year-old laughed, but he didn't react beyond that and appeared as if he would have completely blanked him had Fabregas not interjected.

The Spanish midfielder didn't seem overly impressed, standing with his hands on his hips and looking glum after the fact.

Arsenal fans, typically were jubilant on social media at one of their former sons snubbing the one who decided to join rivals Chelsea.

However, it's only a five second clip and we have no clue what's really going on between the pair. Spain went on to win 1-0 in Minsk.

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