Cesc Fabregas sends message to Arsenal players & rates their title chances | Football

Arsenal icon Cesc Fabregas went onto win two Premier League titles with Chelsea (Photo: Getty)

Cesc Fabregas has urged Arsenal’s players to ‘not change anything’ as they battle to win the Premier League title.

However, the Gunners icon could not commit to backing his former club to beat Liverpool and Manchester City in the title race, saying it is too close to call.

With just seven games to go, Arsenal are top of the table, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, with City a point behind.

The Citizens are still the favourites to emerge as champions given their vast experience in title races and their easier run-in compared to their rivals.

Mikel Arteta’s side’s title aspirations fell apart around this stage last season but are better placed to go all the way this time round, and Fabregas, who won two Premier League titles with Chelsea, believes they just have to keep doing what they’ve been doing.

‘You have been working for eight, nine months, the whole season to get into this position and you just want to get the best out of it,’ is the former midfielder’s message to Arsenal’s players, via Standard Sport.

‘Whatever brought you here, don’t change anything, just keep doing it.

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Arsenal lead the title race with just seven games to go (Photo: Getty)

‘They are on the right way, 100 per cent they are getting there, 100 per cent they are now Arsenal.

‘You go around Europe, you speak to coaches, top teams, fans and they will all say that Arsenal are one of the best teams to watch and compete.’

This is perhaps the greatest and most unpredictable title race in the competition’s history, and City will have the first chance to go top of the league when they host Luton on Saturday.

Man City’s favourable fixtures make them title favourites (Photo: Getty)

Liverpool host another struggling team in Crystal Palace on Sunday, before Arsenal have the trickiest test of the weekend against Champions League chasing Aston Villa.

‘It’s so tight. Three teams full of quality who hardly lose points,’ Fabregas added.

‘The last five years it has been about two teams, really – Liverpool and City – so it is fantastic to have another one in there to create this.

‘City maybe have the best fixtures, but Arsenal are proving [their title credentials]. They go to Brighton and win 3-0 by being very solid.

‘Maybe experience will also come into it, City always seem to peak at this time of year, when things get serious. We will see, but it is fantastic to see Arsenal getting involved in this race.’

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