Former Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has insisted that late Queen Elizabeth II was an Arsenal fan.
The world of sport is mourning the passing of the monarch who died on Thursday.
Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, being Britain’s longest serving monarch and it is understood she was a keen lover of sport.
Fabregas claimed Her Majesty was a fan of Arsenal, and there are some facts to back it up.
The Queen once invited Arsenal to Buckingham Palace in 2007, with former striker, Thierry Henry and former manager, Arsene Wenger, and Fabregas, who was part of the team, said Her Majesty revealed her affinity.
“It seems the Queen follows football and she told us she was an Arsenal fan,” he told Spanish radio.
“She appeared to definitely know who I was and we exchanged a few special words.”
The Evening Standard also quoted a royal source at the time who said: “Her Majesty has been fond of Arsenal for over 50 years,” and that her late mother was a self-confessed fan of the Gunners.