Fabregas backs former manager Wenger to succeed

Cesc Fabregas has confidence that his ex-manager Arsene Wenger still has what it takes to lead Arsenal to trophies. The Gunners have failed to land any silverware in what will become eight years and have had to contend with the loss of players of the quality of Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie and Alex Song in recent years, all to direct rivals either at home or abroad.

However, Fabregas, who captained Arsenal from 2008 until his departure to Barcelona in 2011, backed his former mentor, telling the Daily Mail: “Arsene Wenger is amazing and I’m sure he will prove it again this season.

He always finds the best young talent in Europe and has the courage to bring them in and give them their chance. That’s why I’m confident that Arsenal will again be up there challenging.

Arsenal have started the season impressively despite the loss of van Persie and Song in the summer, and currently lie third in the Premier League table, unbeaten following their 6-1 demolition of Southampton on Saturday.

The Gunners travel to French champions Montpellier on Tuesday to kick off their Champions League campaign, where new signing Olivier Giroud could line up against the club he helped fire to the Ligue 1 title last season.

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