By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 11/01/19 5:56pm
Cesc Fabregas said goodbye to Stamford Bridge after the FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest
Cesc Fabregas has reunited with former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry after joining Monaco from Chelsea.
The former Gunners midfielder leaves English football after 501 matches.
The 31-year-old joins the Principality club, who are 19th in Ligue 1, in time to make his debut this weekend against Marseille.
Despite Fabregas flying to Monaco to finalise the move on Sunday, Chelsea had been stalling on a deal until the club could find a replacement.
The Premier League club are understood to be interested in deals for Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will reunite with former team-mate and Monaco manager Thierry Henry
Fabregas left the pitch in tears after making his final appearance for Chelsea in last Saturday’s FA Cup third round win over Nottingham Forest.
The Spanish midfielder began his career in England at Arsenal after joining them from Barcelona’s academy and was named as the club’s captain in 2008.
Fabregas won two Premier League titles at Chelsea after his return to England from Barcelona
He spent nearly eight years at Arsenal before returning to his boyhood club in 2011.
In Spain, Fabregas won the Copa del Rey and La Liga in successive seasons before he returned to England in 2014 with Chelsea.
He won the League Cup and the Premier League in his first season, trophies that had eluded him during his time at Arsenal.
Further title success came in the 2016/17 season before he lifted the FA Cup for the first time last season.
Fabregas’ latest challenge will be to try and save Monaco from relegation.