Clearly Fabregas is of an international calibre and will be a future Spanish captain.
Then again, our seven- match unbeaten run came to end but during this time we have not been convincing.
And with challenging games next, our season is at a tenuous point.
David Moyes needs to get the balance right and if this means a realpolitik approach to achieve this - ie. sell Arteta and Saha to bring in four, so be it.
David Kearns, Aintree
DAVID MOYES is getting on my nerves with this negative approach he has to the game.
Why must he persist with a lone striker?
It's not working. Beckford when he came on against Arsenal showed what he is capable of with a good shot on the turn.
The lad needs a run of games from the start.
Get Arteta to drive forward with the ball, instead of passing it sideways and backwards all the time.
Fortune favours the brave, Dave!