Fabregas praises Gunners midfield duo.
Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas says Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey can be ‘as good as they want’.
Fabregas spent eight years in North London before returning to his boyhood club Barcelona in summer 2011 and is widely regarded as one the finest midfielders of the Premier League era.
The Spaniard still keeps a close eye on his former club and believes Arsenal’s current British playmakers will continue to improve.
Ramsey, 22, has started the season in explosive form, netting nine goals in 12 appearances, while Wilshere has impressed in bursts.
Asked how good the duo could become, Fabregas replied: “As good as they want!
“They have quality on the ball and they have the physical attributes.
“Ramsey’s stamina is spectacular. He and [Mathieu] Flamini are the strongest I’ve ever seen, covering the ground. Wilshere is a bit different to the typical English player. He’s not a [Steven] Gerrard or a [Frank] Lampard, he’s more of a short passer, a “tocador”; a player of association.
“Ramsey is one of those that you look at and think: “He doesn’t stand out in any specific quality, but he does everything, everything, well.”
“His touch is good, his movement’s good, now he’s scoring goals too, providing assists. He’s a kid who as a team player is a beast. Above all, he now has the confidence, responsibility.”