Almunia hails Cesc presence

Arsenal goalkeeper's praise for skipper

Almunia: Praise

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Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has heaped praise on skipper Cesc Fabregas.

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The midfielder was in inspirational form on Wednesday evening leading the Gunners to a 6-0 UEFA Champions League win over Braga.

Fabregas scored two and pulled all the strings in the Arsenal midfield as they cruised to an opening victory in Europe.

And Almunia was quick to praise his compatriot, telling Sky Sports that talk of a move back to Barcelona was now in the past.

Wonderful

"In every game his commitment is great," he said.

"He loves Arsenal and in every game he will give 100 per cent and he showed how good he is, and he will show everyone what a wonderful player he is."

Jack Wilshere also starred in the victory over Braga and Almunia feels playing next to Fabregas can only be of benefit.

"Having a world champion next to you is very good and he is like a teacher for Jack and Jack is learning quick. He is a wonderful player, he needs to improve small things but he is a talent," he added.