It is fair to say Cesc Fabregas did not have the best of times towards the end of his spell in England.
But even this weekend, after he had left Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri admitted he wished he had had him as an option in the Newcastle clash.
And he showed exactly why Thierry Henry was so desperate to bring him to Monaco during their match against Marseille.
What a pass by @cesc4official
, Tielemans should have scored! Henry is vexxx???? pic.twitter.com/pSJmH8M0pm
— Matt Smith (@MattOfSteel88) January 13, 2019
While the principality side did not win their match at the Stade Velodrome, their 1-1 result is a commendable outcome for a team that is fighting relegation from Ligue 1 this season.
There was a moment that proved he could have a huge impact in that particular battle.
He was stood on the edge of the area and the ball was played back to him from a wide position. Rather than shooting, he instead chipped a perfect ball into the path of Youri Tielemans.
With a bit more thought from the Belgian and a better first touch, Fabregas should have had his first assist at his new club.
Social media inevitably reacted positively to the pass from the Spaniard.
@PeterBellas wrote: 'Cesc doing what Cesc does . . . except that he should be doing it for Arsenal.'
'Why Wenger passed up on the chance to sign him back from Barca when Arsenal had 1st buy back is beyond me,' wrote @Mark_Malone.
@Billy_Jackson8 added: 'Name someone who has better vision and passing range in prem history than Cesc Fabregas .. because I can't'.
'Everything is perfect with that pass,' said @MrTaffinovic.