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Fabregas Brings Us Back Down To Earth

Fabregas Brings Us Back Down To Earth

With all the excitement of Arsenal's current form and goal scoring exploits, we can be forgiven for getting a little carried away with what the season has in store for us.

Of course for the fans, it's all in a days work to get over-excited and overestimate what it may or may not be possible to achieve in a season, but it's the players responsibility to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground and concentrate on the task at hand.

As with most teams, the grounder of feet is usually the club captain, and this is no exception as Arsenal midfielder and skipper Cesc Fabregas says that the fear of the goals drying up is enough to keep them focused.

"We do worry about the goals coming to an end. We talk about what will happen if they stop,' said Fabregas.

'It is great when we are scoring so many goals and we have a threat all over the team, but we know that we have to keep that right the way through. There is no point scoring goals like we are until December and then it ends. That will not win the title.'

'So the fear that the run will come to an end is keeping us focused because we want to win the title and we know we have to carry on.'

It's an impossibility that we can keep up the current scoring rate for the entire season (ESPN reported that if we did we would score more than 125 goals for the season breaking the current record of 97) and it's important that we don't forget how to do the basic things, such as defending a 1-0 lead, scrapping back from a goal down, or earning a hard fought draw.

All of these things are an important part of a championship winning side, and are exponents we will need to show at some point this season if we are to finally get our trophy back.

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Date:Monday November 9 2009
Time: 1:49PM


Chelsea supporter. But the way Arsenal have played so far, the kind of team chemistry they have put on display deserves some serious praise. The only blip along the course was the mishap-loss to the cheating scums and even then Arsenal were miles ahead in terms of the overall showing and display. In the end a few mere lapses in concentration levels cost you dear. Arsenal have always been by far the best team to watch for as long as I can remember. Everyone knows that. But this year it seems as if even the young teens have stepped up two notches. With some key players returning from prolonged rehabilitation(Nasri and Rosicsky among them), etc I can only see this Gunner side getting stronger. I do hope that Wenger uses the winter break and buys a Marcos Senna, Rossi or something because that will only help your cause and enhance your team balance even further by infusing a bit of steel down that middle section. What a fabulous buy Vermaelen has been. I think he is the closest thing that there ever has been to Frantz. Van Persie looks to have succeeded in winning over his inner violent streak and his mental happiness is showing on the pitch, whereby he is performing even more consistently this term. All I can say is, that the future indeed is looking rosy for the North London giants. Whether they'll end up with a trophy this term, only time will tell.
09/11/2009 18:02:00
Excellent excellent comments from the captain. I really like the fact that the feet are very firmly on the ground, something we've learned from 2 seasons back. Its good to know that this team is also talking in the dressing room about conceding goals , and are concerned about it as the fans. They need to sort it out, but at least they have the luxury of some time before they absolutely need to figure it out.
09/11/2009 19:29:00
The feeling of invincability is always a dangerous one. Especially in such a long grouling season. Its gonna be a long cold Winter and i hope we can make it through. Although i know the goals won't continue like this the whole season, who's saying we can't be the first to crack 100? ...Lets fkn go for it. We have the only team to do it.
09/11/2009 23:34:00
i absolutely believe we can maintain the goal scoring average. the main reason is that we are not dependent on 2-3 players for the goals, rather almost the entire team pitches in. our strike-force are not burdened by the expectation to score because we have contributions from midfield and even the centre backs! this coupled with our style of attacking play will ensure we have a healthy goal average for the season IMO.
10/11/2009 04:25:00
Tambling - what a fantastic comment! Especially from a blue. Can't wait till the game vs you lot, it's gonna be a corker! We owe you for the pasting we got last year :D
10/11/2009 13:51:00
Gunnerman - Indeed it's gonna be one hell of a match up. I just pray that we don't get done by this super fluent, all pervading footballing display that your prodigious pupils are putting on display every week.
10/11/2009 15:01:00
Tambling fair play to you. We are all looking forward to a cracker of a match that promises to be entertaining. I just hope both teams play real good on the day and live up to the hype. Hope we get more football than theatrics and less trying to teach the ref how to do his work by congregating arround him.
11/11/2009 10:46:00
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