- Cesc Fabregas has opened up on the four Arsenal players who have impressed him the most this season
- The Spanish midfielder named Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe among the Gunners stars that he "really likes"
- The duo has played a key role in Arsenal's pursuit to secure a Champions League spot at the end of the season
Despite dumping Arsenal more than a decade ago for a move to Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas continues to keep a close eye on the Gunners.
The former Gunners captain recently opened up on his former side's spectacular campaign that has them on the verge of making a return to the Champions League.
Fabregas was quick to point out four Arsenal players who have impressed him this season, backing them to form a major part of the club's rebuild.
The former Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder specifically name-checked Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Smith Rowe, and Gabriel Martinelli.
Speaking during an interview with LondonWorld, Fabregas said:
"There are three or four [players] that I really like. I feel sometimes like I’m watching myself when I first started out."
"You have the likes of Saka, Martinelli, Odegaard, Smith Rowe… it’s great to see," he added.
Cesc Fabregas' career at the Emirates
Fabregas was a fan favourite during his spell with the Gunners and was one of the most revered young players at the time.
The Spaniard made his debut for Arsenal aged just 16 and was named the club's captain at just 21.
Despite his otherwise impressive career at Highbury and the Emirates spanning eight years, the midfielder managed to lift only the FA Cup in 2005.
However, he went on to win several trophies after his move to Barcelona and later with Chelsea.
Now aged 35, Fabregas is overseeing the sunset years of his career at French side, Monaco.
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Mikel Arteta tears into Nicolas Pepe
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has come out to explain why his technical bench was frustrated with Nicolas Pepe during their 2-1 win over Leeds United on Sunday.
The Ivorian attacker has not played a lot of games this season and his decision making will be scrutinized once again as Arsenal seek to offload him in the summer.
Despite Pepe’s wasted chance, Arsenal held on to win to set themselves up nicely for a possible Champions League return next season.
Source: Sports Brief News