Fabregas collects October gong
Not least his team-mates and manager who hold the midfield genius in such high esteem. He's getting better with age and, considering he's still only 22, that's quite frightening. The Spaniard is the heartbeat of an Arsenal team that many believe play the best, most attractive football of any side in the country. Again, no arguments there. The architect of the majority of Arsenal moves, Fabregas also has the ability and vision to get himself on the end of some of them. Such a knack has prompted manager Arsene Wenger to liken him to Chelsea's Frank Lampard, whom Fabregas edged out in the October voting. Wenger said of his skipper: "He's a bit like Lampard in that he wants to structure the game. "Cesc likes to be at the start of things and then get on the end of things, and he can push forward more this season because he has two players around him who can defend." Fabregas has many fans, hence his latest award, but few are bigger than his Arsenal team-mate Theo Walcott who fully appreciates what the captain brings to the team. Walcott said: "He is fantastic to play with because he spots everything on the pitch and times his passes to perfection, so that you don't even need to break stride. "He is still so young and, as captain, has a lot of pressure on his shoulders yet he continues to deliver. He is a fantastic person to learn from. It's hard to believe he is still only 22." After Fabregas and Lampard, Chelsea hot-shot Didier Drogba third in this month's voting, with Manchester City's Craig Bellamy fourth and fellow striker Darren Bent of Sunderland fifth.
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