Cesc Fabregas: I was out of form but I’m ready for Bolton
Written by Renzo on September 11, 2010 4:00
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admitted he just wasn’t ready to perform against Blackburn two weeks ago but added how he hopes to see an improvement this afternoon against Bolton.
The midfielder, who was at the centre of attention during the summer over a possible move to Spanish giants Barcelona, told Arsenal’s matchday programme how he was short of fitness during the 2-1 away win at Ewood Park and how he was fully aware that his performances were not of a high level during the first weeks of the season.
The 23-year old was a World Cup Finalist and joined his team mates late for preseason, reason why he’s yet to fully rediscover his form. But, he is looking forward to use the home game against Bolton to enjoy himself and be again the leader of the squad.
The Gunners will face Owen Coyle’s side this afternoon at 15:00 with key players such as Thomas Vermaelen, Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott all out injured although manage Arsene Wenger confirmed in his last press conference how new signing Sebastien Squillaci will start from the first minute.
Ahead of the game, Fabregas said:
I was out of form and during the [Blackburn] game I knew it, but hopefully you’ll see an improvement [against Bolton]. Nobody needs to tell me otherwise – I’m always hard on myself and aware when I’m playing badly.
We’re ready for Bolton. It’ll be a hard game, but hopefully an enjoyable one – and one that, like any home game, we’re confident about.