When Cesc Fabregas left us to follow his dream people asked how can you replace him?
No word of a lie, the truth is you can not replace someone like Cesc. He is irreplaceable.
As soon as Mikel Arteta signed for Arsenal it was proclaimed that he would be the man to fill our former skippers boots. And become Tomas Rosicky's new shower buddy.
That is not fair.
Mikel Arteta is Mikel Arteta. Not Cesc Fabregas. Not Fabregas Lite. And he is certainly not a vampire.
The comparisons need to stop because how can Arteta thrive at Arsenal with Cesc's shadow looming over him?
In time Mikel will settle into life with the club. He already looks comfortable in the team and will only get better.
Taking a pay-cut shows how much Arteta wanted to join us. Well that, and the shot-gun Pat Rice was pointing at his head.
He was desperate to play for Arsenal.
That alone makes me believe we should give him room to stamp his own authority on the pitch and not become Cesc 2.
I was very excited when Sky Sports announced that Arteta had beaten the transfer dead-line by 2.9 seconds to sign for Arsenal.
In fact, I was nearly as excited as the time I saw Rihanna posing topless on a tractor in a field.
I think he is that good and I hope that in the future people will stop the Cesc comparisons because he is his own man.
Keep It Goonerish....