As you may of noticed our crown jewel Cesc Fabregas has looked a shadow of the player he was last season.
For me the key factor in this is his midfield partner. Cesc needs to have a ball winner next to him in able for him to flourish. A player like Flamini was perfect for him. It allowed him to do all the things he is good at. But now without Flamini Cesc is having to track back and be a more defensive player.
This is taking nothing away from the recent performances of Denilson who has looked pretty impressive, But I don’t think they can play together. Much like Toure and Gallas both Cesc and Denilson are very similar in there styles of play and size.
The position was a major talking point all summer with a host of players linked to joining us. For whatever reason it was Wenger who chose not to strengthen in this department and now it seems the person who is suffering the most is Cesc.
Last season we saw the best of Cesc and for me the reason behind this was the great form of Flamini.
Looking at the players we have currently at the club I don’t feel there is that type of player who is a workhorse and a hustler like Flamini who can allow Cesc to dictate the game as he did in the past.
Song lacks the work rate and energy, Daiby is just far to attacking, Denilson is to similar to Cesc, I really hope Wenger has something planned for Jan or we may be restricting one of the most gifted players the club has ever seen.
Cesc on his own is struggling, But Cesc with a player like Flamini is formidable.
I also worry that another trophyless season will push Cesc away…..
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