Cesc Fabregas career in pictures

Arsene Wenger and Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas, a member of the Spain team at the Under-17 World Championships in 2003, was signed later that year by Arsenal as a 16-year-old from Barcelona in a transfer reported to be worth £2.25m
Paul Warne and Cesc Fabregas
28 October 2003: Fabregas makes his debut for Arsenal during the Carling Cup third-round match between the Gunners and Rotherham United at Highbury
Alex Rae and Cesc Fabregas
2 December 2003: In Arsenal's 5-1 hammering of Wolves at Highbury, Fabregas becomes the Gunners' youngest ever goalscorer at the age of 16 years and 177 days
Cesc Fabregas and Arsenal team
8 August 2004: Fabregas celebrates with his Arsenal team-mates after they win the Community Shield against Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff
Cesc Fabregas
8 May 2005: The Spaniard enjoys scoring the third goal during Arsenal's 3-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool at Highbury
Patrick Vieira and Arsenal squad celebrating
21 May 2005: Arsenal's Patrick Vieira lifts the FA Cup as he celebrates - alongside Fabregas - winning the final against Manchester United. The teams drew 0-0 with Arsenal winning 5-4 on penalties
Cesc Fabregas
1 March 2006: Fabregas makes his senior debut for Spain in a home international friendly against Ivory Coast at the Nuevo Sorilla Stadium in Valladolid
Cesc Fabregas
4 March 2008: The midfielder reacts to scoring the opening goal against AC Milan during the Champions League quarter-final match at the San Siro. Arsenal won the game 2-0
Cesc Fabregas
22 June 2008: Fabregas races away after scoring the winning penalty for his country during the Euro 2008 quarter-final match against Italy in Vienna, Austria
Pepe Reina and Cesc Fabregas
12 July 2010: Spain's goalkeeper Pepe Reina forces Fabregas to wear a Barcelona jersey as they celebrate the Spanish team victory in Madrid, a day after they won the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands
Cesc Fabregas
8 March 2011: The 24-year-old arrives for a press conference at the Nou Camp, ahead of Arsenal's Champions League clash against Barcelona
Cesc Fabregas
The signing of Cesc Fabregas by Barcelona brings to an end an eight-year spell at Arsenal in which he made more than 300 first-team appearances for the Gunners
Cesc Fabregas
15 August 2011: Fabregas signs a five-year deal with Spanish giants Barcelona in a deal worth a potential £35m to Arsenal