“I feel sometimes like I’m watching myself”

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Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas was full of praise for the club’s young players in a recent interview, claiming that they remind him a bit of himself during his early days.

The Gunners currently occupy fourth place in the Premier League and continue to be the leading contenders to finish in that position despite losing 3-0 in the recent north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur.

Having won all three points on offer in the important clash, Spurs now find themselves just one point short of the fourth-placed Gunners. However, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal clearly have the upper hand, with victory in their two remaining fixtures versus Newcastle United and Everton set to guarantee a finish in the top four.

Regardless of where they finish, the Gunners will take plenty of positives from how their younger players have performed throughout the season. Cesc Fabregas highlighted the very same in a recent interview with London World. The 35-year-old was full of praise for his former side’s youngsters and went on to claim that he occasionally feels like he’s watching his younger self when he watches them play.

“There are three or four [players] that I really like,” Fabregas said. “I feel sometimes like I’m watching myself when I first started out.”

“You have the likes of Saka, [Gabriel] Martinelli, Odegaard, Smith Rowe… it’s great to see.

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