Fabregas eager for Arsenal glory
Cesc Fabregas has set his sights on ending Arsenal’s three-year trophy drought after helping Spain end almost half-a-decade of waiting for international success.
Spain lifted their first piece of silverware since the 1964 European Championship as they defeated Germany 1-0 in the final of Euro 2008 on Sunday.
Fabregas started the match at Ernst Happel Stadium and the midfielder is now keen for glory at club level after admitting his delight at Spain’s European victory.
The 21-year-old was part of the Arsenal side which defeated Manchester United on penalties in the 2005 FA Cup final, the Gunners’ last trophy, and he admits it is time Arsene Wenger’s men had their hands on more silverware.
“Now, next year, I want to win trophies with Arsenal, this is my target,” said Fabregas
“I finally made something at a young age, I never expected it to be with Spain. Now I want to do it with Arsenal.”
The Gunners have been criticised for favouring aesthetic style over success in recent years, but Fabregas believes Spain’s free-flowing victory proves the pair can be combined.
“At Arsenal we have more or less the same quality of game (as Spain) so hopefully the football will also get better and better for Arsenal,” added Fabregas.
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Wenger expects his young team to demonstrate a winning attitude after promising to deliver in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League last season, before falling in way in the latter stages.
“In life you need to be patient to get to the very top, and don’t forget some players do not start to win until they are 28 or 29 and we have many players who are still under 25,” Wenger told the official Arsenal magazine.
“I still believe we have created something special here, through the vision we have for the game, through the vision we have for the club and through the togetherness we have in the dressing room.
“Maybe we have the feeling that we deserve something this season and we did not get reward for our work, but when you are a winner you come back.”