Cesc Fabregas has made the same amount of assists in the Premier League this season as the WHOLE of the Arsenal squad

That buy-back rejection decision is looking more foolish by the week

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Arsenal supporters look away now.

Cesc Fabregas now has seven assists in the Premier League this season after setting up Diego Costa in Chelsea's 2-0 win over the Gunners yesterday, the same amount of assists in the league as the whole of the Arsenal squad in this campaign.

Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere have all made just the one assist in the league.

It could all have been so different. Arsenal had first option to buy back their former captain from Barcelona but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger decided to not take up the clause. The midfielder then moved to Chelsea for £27m.

The 27-year-old, whose sole trophy during eight years at Arsenal was the FA Cup in 2005, said afterwards he wants to win everything under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

"I know they [Arsenal supporters] love me and it is all because we were together once. Sometimes, circumstances mean these things can happen. But I have always said it - I am not scared. They will always be in my heart forever.


"I am in this fantastic football club now playing with great players, a great coach and great fans and I want to win everything. "I am hungry and really want to do well for this club. I hope I can make it in the future."