Cesc: Young Guns are ready
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Francesc Fabregas believes the club's young stars can bring in a new era at Highbury.Arsenal midfielder Francesc Fabregas is confident the club's young stars can bring in a new era at Highbury.
Patrick Vieira's departure in the summer to Juventus has left a huge void in Arsenal's midfield, which Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes can be filled by the club's fledgling talents.
Fabregas, along with the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Jose Antonio Reyes, represent what should be a bright future for the North London outfit.
Despite his youth, the Spaniard is still just 18, Fabregas has notched up an impressive 60 first team appearances in what has been a mature and hugely encouraging start to his Premiership career.
Fabregas believes both himself and Flamini somewhat came of age in midweek, with the duo both impressing as Arsenal won 2-1 on their travels to Ajax.
''That night we showed our character and our discipline, we showed that we are winners,'' Fabregas told The Independent.
''I think it was quite a good game for me and Mathieu, because we were always together, communicating all the time.
''Of course, it's great to have centre backs like Sol Campbell who are always talking to you and making sure you are in the right position.
''You learn so much from a player like him. Tuesday was quite a difficult game because they were putting a lot of pressure on centre-midfield, so you have to think about when you can go up and when to stay back.
''It's the kind of situation where you have to be intelligent and see where you can make the final ball, and when to take a touch and wait a little bit.''