Fabregas backs Arsenal to end nine-year silverware curse this season
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backed his former club Arsenal to find consistency as the Gunners move towards ending their nine-year trophy curse. Arsenal has been without any kind of silverware for the past nine years, but this year they finally appear to be making positive progress towards ending their silverware drought.
Fabregas admits he Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has done a brilliant job with the team this season. The Spanish midfielder believes Arsenal should be on their toes for the remaining part of the season, especially with a month-long festive schedule ahead of them.
Arsenal are scheduled to play against Liverpool twice, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the next couple of weeks. The fixture schedule will certainly be of concern for Arsenal, who are already reeling from an injury crisis.
Wenger insists Arsenal will be able to cope with the pressure of the schedule. The Emirates boss insists his side can put up a good fight, whether it’s the Premier League, the Champions League or the FA Cup. Fabregas, who has made appeared in 303 games for Arsenal and scored 57 goals, managed to lift only an FA Cup and a Community Shield title in his eight-year stay with the Gunners.
However, the Spain international believes Wenger will finally end the club’s title-less record with a glorious campaign this season.
“I watch every game of Arsenal’s,” Fabregas told the Daily Mail. “I am very happy how they are playing, they have a strong squad, they are top of the league. I cannot wait to see if they can lift the trophy finally. It would be amazing, they need to be very consistent between now and the end of the season.”
Fabregas joined Arsenal in 2003 when he was only 16 years old, arriving fresh from Barcelona’s academy. After a handful of appearances in the cup, Fabregas stayed on the bench till he reached further grooming. The Spaniard wasn’t able to break into the first-team during the ‘Invincibles Era’, but once he did Fabregas took over the Premier League with a storm. Later, Fabregas returned to Barcelona after a controversial transfer saga.
Fabregas now sees the Premier League as a much more competitive league. The attacking midfielder claims he wasn’t surprised to see Chelsea defeat Manchester City’s flawless run at home on Monday. Fabregas believes there might be more upsets this season, but hopes Arsenal will win the Premier League title.