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Fabregas Shows Gibbs Support

Fabregas Shows Gibbs Support

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has spoken out in the aftermath of yesterdays crushing defeat to Manchester United in support of youngster Kieran Gibbs after an unfortunate slip by the left back led to United's opening goal.

Gibbs, who was clearly distraught immediately after the incident, was substituted at half-time and replaced by Emmanuel Eboue, has deputised at left back in the absence of Gael Clichy and has performed his duties admirably showing great character in three massive games in a short period of time, despite being extremely inexperienced, and it's this character that Cesc is urging Gibbs to draw upon to come through the situation a stronger player.

'I'm disappointed for the team, for the fans and also for Gibbsy. He's been amazing for us with what he's done and now he's been so unlucky. He was devastated at half-time and that made me really sad because he is only 19.' Said Fabregas on Sky Sports News

'This can happen to anyone. He has to be strong, he is a very strong guy and he will be a great player for us and for England because he deserves it. Now he has to stand up and be strong because we are all next to him.'



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday May 6 2009
Time: 3:12PM

Comments

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Feel sorry for Gibbs, he's worked his heart out for us. But you can argue that young and inexperienced players like himself should not be put in the position they're being put in at Arsenal. It's unfair to let all the weight rest on such youngsters. High quality experience is needed. Arsene has had his head up his rectum about this issue for too long now.
Moorish
06/05/2009 15:54:00
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Feel sorry for Gibbs, he's worked his heart out for us. But you can argue that young and inexperienced players like himself should not be put in the position they're being put in at Arsenal. It's unfair to let all the weight rest on such youngsters. High quality experience is needed. Arsene has had his head up his rectum about this issue for too long now.
Moorish
06/05/2009 15:54:00
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If Wenger had played Eboue or Silvestre at LB instead of Gibbs and we lost then he would have got just as much stick for not selecting Gibbs who has done pretty well so far. Fabianski had a 'mare against Chelsea and recovered. Gibbs needs to be just as strong.
Amos.
06/05/2009 16:05:00
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If Wenger had played Eboue or Silvestre at LB instead of Gibbs and we lost then he would have got just as much stick for not selecting Gibbs who has done pretty well so far. Fabianski had a 'mare against Chelsea and recovered. Gibbs needs to be just as strong.
Amos.
06/05/2009 16:05:00
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Wenger gets criticised for believing in his youngsters, yet when he makes a change he gets criticised for not believing in his youngster. I'm surprised the gaffer has any hair left at all.
Rocky7
06/05/2009 16:11:00
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Wenger gets criticised for believing in his youngsters, yet when he makes a change he gets criticised for not believing in his youngster. I'm surprised the gaffer has any hair left at all.
Rocky7
06/05/2009 16:11:00
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Gibbs was made to deputize Clichy and was immediately started in big games at Anfield, Wembley and OT -- and overall came thru pretty well for such an inexperienced player. Rocky, it's true, AW can't win. Imagine if Eboue or Silvestre had played there and made an error, he'd be trashed for not playing Gibbs!
jaelle
06/05/2009 16:18:00
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Gibbs was made to deputize Clichy and was immediately started in big games at Anfield, Wembley and OT -- and overall came thru pretty well for such an inexperienced player. Rocky, it's true, AW can't win. Imagine if Eboue or Silvestre had played there and made an error, he'd be trashed for not playing Gibbs!
jaelle
06/05/2009 16:18:00
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Fabregas performing a captains role and getting behind the young members of the squad - the old fart that he is! lol
LondonGooner
06/05/2009 16:22:00
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Fabregas performing a captains role and getting behind the young members of the squad - the old fart that he is! lol
LondonGooner
06/05/2009 16:22:00
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