By Ollie Irish
You look at Cesc Fabregas this season and you see how he’s become The Man at Arsenal. The smooth, boyish edges have been filed down, partly a consequence of being handed the captain’s armband by Arsene Wenger, and also because he’s seen some heavy stuff in the last few seasons, including three of his team-mates bent horribly out of shape in front of his eyes.
There used to be something of the “Aw, bless” attitude to Fabregas, but no one’s ruffling his hair now. He’s fast turning into the bad motherf**ker who Arsenal need at their heart if they are to win things again, as I think this clip perfectly demonstrates:
Not only can he play like a dream, now he’s the sort of player you want on your side when the going gets rough. He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take this anymore.