Cesc Fabregas was plucked from the Barcelona youth academy aged 16 by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Made captain under Arsene Wenger, Fabregas was eventually sold back to Barcelona in 2011.
Fabregas owes much of his success to the Arsenal manager and today congratulated his former boss on the eve of his 1000th game in charge.
Cesc wrote “Congratulations boss. Hopefully many more to come.#wenger1000”