Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas was full of praise for the club’s young players in a recent interview, saying they reminded him a bit of himself in his early days.
The Gunners currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League and continue to be leading contenders to finish in that position despite a 3-0 loss in the recent north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.
Having won all three points in the crucial clash, Spurs now find themselves just one point behind the fourth-placed Gunners. However, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal clearly have the upper hand, with wins in their remaining two games against Newcastle United and Everton securing a place in the top four.
No matter where they end up, the Gunners will get plenty of positives from the way their young players have performed throughout the season. Cesc Fabregas emphasized the same thing in a recent interview with London World. The 35-year-old has been full of praise for his former team’s youngsters and continues to insist that he sometimes feels like watching his younger self when he watches them play.
“There are three or four” [players] which I really like,” said Fabregas. Sometimes I feel like I’m revisiting myself when I’m just starting out. “
“You like Saka, [Gabriel] Martinelli, Odegaard, Smith Rowe… great to watch.
“Even [Eddie] Nketiah recently scored. Recent performances will give them confidence. “
Fabregas also praised his former club for giving the aforementioned young players the opportunities they sought. He also urged the club to give them enough time to ‘hopefully’ see results in the future. He say:
“Every young player needs some time to adapt to real football at the highest level and Arsenal are giving them a chance.
“This will bring a lot of value to the squad not only economically, but also in terms of footballing wisdom. Hopefully in a few years we can see the results of it.”
Cesc Fabregas claims qualifying for the UEFA Champions League would be a ‘fantastic achievement’ for Arsenal
A place in the top 4 is also coveted purely because it means qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League, which offers many perks in terms of glory as well as substantial financial benefits.
Since most players dream of playing in Europe’s biggest club football tournament, a place in the tournament makes it considerably easier for a club to attract better players.
Cesc Fabregas fully admits the same thing and he claims it would be a great achievement for Arsenal after the season they’ve had.
“If they can qualify for the Champions League, it will be a great achievement,” Fabregas said. “They’ll be able to attract better players, they’ll get a lot of money, which is important.”
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