Video: Cesc Fabregas’ Arsenal debut, 10 years ago today

Posted by - October 28, 2013 - All News, Arsenal, Football videos

Yes, we’re going to get your week off to a bit of a gloomy start by making you feel very old.

It’s 10 years today since a little known Spaniard by the name of Francesc Fabregas made his Arsenal debut.

The Gunners’ number 57 made his bow in a home Carling Cup tie against Rotherham United on October 28, 2003. He was aged just 16 at the time and became Arsenal’s youngest ever player.

It proved not to be the most auspicious of starts as the Premier League side were held to a 1-1 draw, but they eventually progressed 9-8 on penalties.