He gunned for Arsenal since 2003. Coach Arsene Wenger acknowledged the class-player that he has been. The 24-year-old Cesc Fabregas however, will now fight for a club that he has wanted to join since he was a boy. Barcelona, in return, came out in huge numbers to welcome the new star. A look (AFP images)
Barcelona's new player Cesc Fabregas waves to supporters outside the Camp Nou's stadium in Barcelona.
Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell (L) gestures with Fabregas by his side in front of the media and fans (unseen).
Fabregas (C), poses with Spanish former football player Andoni Zubizarreta (L) and Barcelona's deputy sporting director Josep Maria Bertomeu (R) at the Camp Nou's stadium in Barcelona after signing a new contract with the Catalan club.
The 24-year-old mid-fielder applauds during his official presentation at the Camp Nou's stadium in Barcelona.
He waves to his supporters as gets set to show his skills with the ball, a sign of better things to come for him and his new club.