Former Arsenal star Francesc Fabregas has had his say on the Gunners’ future after they spent over £100 million on transfers for a second consecutive summer. The midfielder feels Arsenal are on the right track under the leadership of Mikel Arteta, as is evident from their massive five signings so far.
The North Londoners, after a disappointing end to last season which saw them miss out on the Champions League by a thin margin have still managed to land the like of Manchester City stars Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Add to it, they have also recruited attacking talent Fabio Vieira from Porto, Marquinhos from Sau Paulo and USMNT shot-stopper Matt Turner.
Cesc Fabregas predicts next season to be ‘really exciting’ for Arsenal
Fabregas who left Arsenal back in 2011 has since been keeping tabs on the club’s progress. The 35-year-old has now lavished praise on the Gunners’ manager Mikel Arteta as well as sporting director Edu who he feels have done a ‘fantastic’ job.
While speaking to Sky Sports, Cesc Fabregas said, “I think Mikel ]Arteta] is doing a fantastic job, and I think Edu is doing a fantastic job. Not only for what they’re doing, because when we talk about football people, Edu is a football man and he’s had the patience and he knows exactly what it takes sometimes to build a project. You cannot do it in one day or two days.
“The market doesn’t allow you to get the right player, sometimes you are too young to compete as happened at Arsenal during one or two years but I think they are mature, the younger players are not so young anymore.”
Further on, Fabregas feels the new recruits of the club might just click in their debut season and work wonders for the club. “I see a different phase, they strengthened the team well in certain areas that they were struggling and I’m really looking forward to the season because it’s really exciting,” added the talismanic midfielder.
Fabregas might be just right in labelling Arteta and Edu’s work as ‘fantastic’. The two pulled-off stunning signings despite the club missing out on Champions League football. Moreover, Arteta expects more to come until the window closes on September 1, which could see Arsenal break their own expenditure bill from last season of £150 million.
Fabregas on the other hand has joined Serie B side Como after his spell with AS Monaco ended last season. The midfielder will surely be keeping an eye on his former team who failed to lose a single game in their preseason. Arsenal meanwhile will now kick-off their new season away to Crystal Palace this weekend.