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Fabregas gives Wenger strong backing

ESPN staff
March 10, 2012
Cesc Fabregas credits Arsene Wenger for moulding him into the midfielder he is now © PA Photos

Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is certain that Arsene Wenger will return the Gunners to their former glories sooner rather than later.

Following Arsenal's Champions League exit in midweek against AC Milan, Wenger must now face up to another trophyless season. The club last lifted silverware when they defeated Manchester United in the 2005 FA Cup final.

Wenger has come under heavy fire from supporters this season for a perceived reluctance to spend heavily on world-class players - a policy which has meant some star performers leaving in pursuit of the greater chance of silverware elsewhere.

Fabregas does not fall into that category; he was always destined to return to his hometown club Barcelona at some point, and eventually did at the start of this season. However, there are fears that Robin van Persie may head to Manchester City over the next few months, having put off talks on extending a contract which expires in 2013.

But no matter what transpires, Fabregas reckons the Arsenal fans should keep the faith with Wenger, who famously led Arsenal to an unbeaten Premier League campaign in 2003/4.

"Whatever he suffered I suffered it as well," Fabregas told the Guardian. "We feel the same and we always try our best. The boss is very strong and he believes in the club so much I am sure he will find a means to bring Arsenal back to where it belongs. I have no doubt because he's a great man. He knows when he is wrong and when he is right. He will find a way - for sure."

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