Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cesc: Wenger Mends Our Broken Hearts

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Cesc: Wenger Mends Our Broken Hearts

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CESC FABREGAS today compared the crushing disappointment of Arsenal's Champions League and FA Cup exits to the pain of breaking up with a girlfriend.

The teenage midfielder said he was heartbroken by the defeats against PSV Eindhoven, Blackburn and Chelsea, but promised that Arsenal will learn from those setbacks and be a major force next season.

Arsene Wenger's team began to put a miserable fortnight behind them by defeating Aston Villa 1-0 at Villa Park last night to climb ahead of Liverpool to third spot in the Premiership.

Fabregas said: "It was a vital game for us having lost in the two cups. It was really important to come back and not to be scared of playing. We were all low after the Eindhoven game. Whenever we lose it is a disappointment because we are Arsenal and we always have to be at the top. All our fans want us to win trophies.

This year, it is not going to be possible unless something very strange happens in the league. …

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