Monaco have completed the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea, as announced by the Ligue 1 club.

The Spaniard as joined the French club on a three-and-a-half year contract. He will also now be playing under his former team-mate and fellow former Arsenal fan-favourite Thierry Henry.

The 31-year-old Fabregas struggled to earn regular first-team action with the Blues this season and had made just six appearances in the Premier League this season prior to his departure.

However, he featured regularly under Maurizio Sarri in the Europa League and averages more passes in the competition than any other player (129).

Regarded as an intelligent player with a brilliant ability to pick out passes, Fabregas will go down as one of the great Premier League midfielders of the modern era.

During 501 appearances in English football, he won two Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup.

Fabregas joined Arsenal as a youth player from Barcelona in 2003 and was immediately integrated into the Gunners first-team by Arsene Wenger at the age of just 16. During his time playing under Wenger, he went on to play 303 games in all competitions, scoring 57 goals. During his time with Arsenal, Fabregas won one FA Cup.

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Due to the Gunners’ struggles to win major trophies during his time at the club, he eventually re-joined the Blaugrana in 2011. After returning to the Camp Nou, the 110 times-capped former Spanish international won one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey, and one Fifa Club World Cup.

To the surprise of many Fabregas joined Chelsea in 2014. While he has struggled for regular game time this season, he has been a great servant to the West London giants during the past five years .

In addition to excelling at a club level, Fabregas was also part of the golden years of Spanish football between 2008-2012. On an international level, he won two European Championships (in 2008 and 2012) and was also part of the La Roja squad which won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.