By 1970’s Gooner
Midfield inspiration is what was clearly lacking against Fulham and midfield inspiration is what we got against Twente in the Champions League in the form of Cesc Fabregas.
The question is what will Arsenal do if and when Cesc is injured or unavailable in some other way. There is simply no one ready to replace his trickery, vision and creativity.
This is typical of Arsene Wenger’s teams that he builds. He creates a monster of a player who then goes on to dominate the way the team performs but becomes irreplaceable, at least in the short to medium term.
Prime examples of course are Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry when they were in their prime.
If Arsenal does not win anything this season will Cesc begin to question his future at Arsenal just like Vieira and Henry did before him?
And will someone have been developed by then to be ready to take up the mantle in time so that we do not have to wait a couple of seasons before he matures enough?
I doubt it.
In the meantime enjoy the goals we scored against a very weak Twente team.