By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Arsenal fans reacted with fury after Cesc Fabregas repeatedly patted the Chelsea badge on his shirt in the wake of his team’s 1-0 win at Emirates Stadium.

In the aftermath of the Premier League champions’ triumph on Sunday afternoon, former Gunner Fabregas walked off the pitch applauding the home supporters who used to idolise him.

The Arsenal fans, many of whom had jeered the Spanish midfielder during the match, by abusing the player, who then repeatedly patted the badge on the chest of his Chelsea jersey.

Fabregas has had a difficult second season at Stamford Bridge but he ran the match against his former club as he continued his revival under Guus Hiddink.

The midfielder was used in the No10 role behind scorer Diego Costa and pulled the strings for the visitors.

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Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal before returning to boyhood club Barcelona in 2011. He then raised the ire of Arsenal supporters by joining their bitter rivals Chelsea in the summer of 2014.