Cesc Fabregas on Manuel Almunia and how WBA will help Carlos Vela
Written by Renzo on February 2, 2011 22:00
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was delighted with the comeback of Manuel Almunia who according to the midfielder played a very good game against Huddersfield.
Speaking to the Official Matchday Programme before the Everton game, the Spaniard explained how it is not easy to return to the side after spending months of the sidelines and how dealing with Huddersfield’s strong forward line was not an easy job with the 23-year adding how his compatriot was up to the job and can be an asset for the team.
On striker Carlos Vela, Fabregas explained that the Mexican will benefit from the loan move to West Bromwich Albion as he will finally enjoy regular football which is just what he needs as he is one of the best finishers of the team.
Vela, 21, made his debut for the Baggies yesterday in the 2-2 draw at home against Wigan Athletic. Used in an uncharacteristic right wing position, the striker struggled to make an impact and was substituted in the second half as he will now try to help the Gunners by helping West Brom take points away from Manchester City on Saturday.
On his colleagues, Fabregas said:
Manuel [Almunia] came back after a number of months out and that’s not easy in itself, but the difficulty is increased when you are having to come out and fight with big guys on long balls and set-pieces as he did on Sunday. He did very well, in my opinion, and it is good for us that he looked sharp.
Last week we loaned out Carlos Vela to West Brom, and I think that’s a fantastic move for him. I’m sure he will play games there and enjoy his football, which is exactly what he needs to be doing.
He’s a very good young player and one of the best finishers around, as we have seen with our own eyes.
We wish him all the best; he is very well liked in the dressing room and hopefully he’ll benefit from spending time with a good side like West Brom.