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Cesc: No excuses this time

19 Jul 2007 - 08:25:28

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas claims there will be 'no excuses' if the Gunners fail to perform at their Emirates Stadium home this season.

The Gunners struggled to adapt to new surroundings following their move from Highbury last summer and failed to win any of the opening three Premier League matches at their new home last season.

But 20-year-old Fabregas, who is one of manager Arsene Wenger's most experienced campaigners despite his tender years, believes Arsenal must be more consistent on home soil this season if they are to seriously challenge for silverware.

"Yes, it was a difficult season last time," he told the club's official website.

"It is a bit different to play at Highbury against playing at Emirates.

"It was a big move and very important for the club but now we are all used to it.

"We are playing the same football we have for the four years I have been here, so we have no excuses."

Meanwhile, Fabregas has revealed he would like to captain Arsenal at some point in the future.

Former captain Thierry Henry left for Barcelona last month leaving Brazil international Gilberto Silva to skipper the side this season.

"Everybody wants this kind of responsibility and 100 per cent me as well," he added.

"It something that I have liked ever since I have been young and it would be no problem for me to be captain of this club."


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