Cesc Fabregas believes fellow Spaniard Xabi Alonso would be a “perfect” fit if the Gunners could tempt him into joining them from arch-rivals Liverpool, according to British media reports Sunday.
Cesc, currently sidelined through injury and badly missed in Saturday’s loss to Fulham, believes Alonso has that “something special” to bring trophies to the Emirates.
“What can I say? He is my friend and apart from that he is a great professional, a great passer of the ball, he works hard defensively, he’s scoring goals now, he’s experienced and he is only 26.”
With Arsenal having to reconstruct their midfield this season after losing Alexander Hleb and Mathieu Flamini in the summer coach Arsene Wenger has been targeting replacements, running the rule over Alonso and also Liverpool target Gareth Barry of Aston Villa.
Cesc, who lifted the European Championship with Spain at the end of the season, is desperate to help Arsenal end a barren run of three years without silverware and is fully settled in North London.
“This club has something special that no others have. We have to take care of it. I want to win things for the club. I want to get experience here. I want to play for Arsenal.
“When you see football all around the world, you see very few teams who play the way that we play.
“I just enjoy it. I feel it is my home now,” said Cesc, who added he would happily skipper the side in future.
Arsenal, beaten finalists in 2006, will expect to reach the Champions League group phase Wednesday when they aim to complete a win over Dutch side Twente Enschede in their final qualifying round return leg having won the first leg 2-0.
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