Could the Barcelona man drop back to replace Mikel Arteta?
Reports suggest the ex-Arsenal skipper could be making his way back to North London.
With Fabregas’ previous role at Arsenal akin to Ramsey’s today, you may wonder where he might fit. The Arsenal midfield is already packed with talent and is arguably their strongest attribute.
One option is to position the Spaniard further back than he’s been deployed in recent years.
Could Wenger be ready to transform Fabregas into a holding midfield player?
He certainly has the attributes: exceptional passing ability, superb at reading the game, committed in the tackle, and experienced enough to tactically orchestrate.
His measured, patient style coupled with the ability to predict his teammate’s movement are well suited to the role, with energetic contemporaries Ramsey, Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain to provide the forward bursts.
Cesc has no shortage of star mentors to emulate, having played with the likes of Xabi Alonso, Patrick Vieira, Xavi and Gilberto Silva, while also playing under ex-Barcelona manager and holding midfield master Pep Guardiola.
Wenger has history in successfully transforming players. We saw a wild forward become an assured central defender in Kolo Toure, and a rangy left winger become prolific striker Theirry Henry. Let’s not forget current anchor incumbent and Spanish compatriot Mikel Arteta’s similar conversion.
Fabregas would be a wonderful addition to the Arsenal side, regardless of position. His trophy winning experience, natural leadership, and set-piece prowess would significantly enhance their armoury.
The prospect of an Arsenal front six consisting of Fabregas, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott and Giroud, with Wilshere and Oxlade-Chamberlain also available, is simply mouth-watering.
It would certainly be an interesting move for Arsenal, whether or not it transpires is left to be seen.