Date:Monday October 23 2006
Cesc Fabregas says Arsenal's awesome performance away at Reading had nothing to do with proving our title credentials to Chelsea & Manchester United, and everything to do with correcting mistakes made in Moscow last week.
Arsenal were at their inspirational best yesterday as they made a less than ordinary Reading look about as useful as tits on a nun.
Much has been made of the performance with many suggesting that the mighty Gunners went out with a point to prove to their main rivals, but Fabregas says the only people they had anything to prove to was themselves, and of course the gaffer.
'We didn't go out there to make Manchester United and Chelsea know we are going to challenge for the title.' confirmed Fabregas
'We wanted to have a right go because the boss was worried after the result in Moscow on Tuesday when we didn't start well.'
'This time we wanted to start well and if you score a goal like that so early your opponents have to come out and that allows you a chance to break on the counter-attack.'
The teenager also expressed his happiness at the standard of play and suggests there's not a team around who could handle us when we're in that kind of mood.
'When we play like that, with Thierry and the guys in that sort of form, then I don't think there's many teams that can do anything about it,'
'The important thing is we play as a team and defend as a team and we are very happy with the performance.'
Well the may have not set out to prove a point, but you can gurantee that a performance of that calibre will make clubs all round Europe sit up and take notice.
Date:Monday October 23 2006
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