Cesc Fabregas: How Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger changed my playing style
The Chelsea midfielder explains why he started scoring more goals after Arsenal manager's decision
Cesc Fabregas has revealed how Arsene Wenger’s decision to play him in a more advanced role helped him improve his finishing.
The Arsenal manager opted to deploy the midfielder further up the pitch after having spent the majority of his career in a deeper role.
And although the Chelsea star was delighted to get on the score-sheet more often, he still sees himself as more of a provider of goals.
“Arsene Wenger pushed me up-field into the hole in 2009,” Fabregas told Champions magazine.
“From that point I would be in and around the area a lot more, and the goals started flying in.
“There is nothing quite like scoring a goal. Scoring goals is the most beautiful part of football, but I have always identified myself with and enjoyed providing the final ball.
“Only the people who know how to play the final pass for a goal know what it feels like, and I feel immense joy when a goal is scored from my pass.
“Putting the striker through one-on-one with the keeper is enormously satisfying.”