Spanish playmaker Cesc Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal – including a couple as club captain and many more as the focal point of the Gunners’ classy midfield.
However, his popularity among Gooners took a big hit last year when he signed for Chelsea, who are one of Arsenal’s main London rivals.
Fabregas upset Gunners fans even more when he kissed the Chelsea badge after winning the Capital One Cup in early March.
Despite, his popularity among Arsenal supporters being much lower than it once was, the 27-year-old is still recognised at the Emirates Stadium by a huge banner of his image.
Some have called for the banner to be taken down ahead of today’s Premier League clash with the Blues.
Nevertheless, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry thinks Fabregas deserves respect from his former club.
Henry, who is Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer, wrote in The Sun: “Cesc Fabregas will be wearing the blue shirt of Chelsea today but in my eyes, he will always be a red.
“To arrive at the Emirates Stadium as a visiting player will also be strange for Cesc, I can assure him of that.
“I will always see him as an Arsenal player. He will always have that vibe.
“Ian Wright left the club and played for West Ham and Celtic but he will always be Arsenal.
“Ray Parlour had 14 years at the club and then left for Middlesbrough – and I would say the same about him.”
Henry added: “I am hearing he will not get a great reception from the Arsenal fans but I will be one of those clapping him. I hope a few more will join me.”