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Former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas has named the three greatest traits of his former boss Arsene Wenger.

The Spanish midfield maestro – who currently plays for Monaco in Ligue 1 – recounted the greatest strengths of Wenger, whom he played under across eight seasons.

Fabregas grew into an influential star at the Gunners under the Frenchman, as he blossomed from a promising youngster into one of the world’s greatest midfielders.

Now aged 34, Fabregas was sold by the North London club in 2011 to re-join Barcelona – where he spent the majority of his youth career – and later played for Arsenal ’s London rivals Chelsea between 2014 and 2019.

Cesc Fabregas starred under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
(Image: REUTERS)

However, he is still held in great esteem at the Emirates and was the key man at the club across as man years when Arsenal’s spending levels tailed off in comparison to their major Premier League rivals – with the 2005 FA Cup his only major trophy at the club.

Fabregas is one of the pundits for BBC Sport across Euro 2020 and he was widely praised for his analysis of Italy’s opening night 3-0 victory over Turkey.

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During a questions and answers session on Twitter, Fabregas was asked by fan @bo6alal_88: “What Was Arsène Wenger's greatest strength?”

The Spanish midfielder responded by clarifying that it was impossible to highlight just one element of Wenger’s management, and instead went on to praise multiple aspects of his coaching.

Fabregas underlined the quality of Arsenal’s training sessions which were overseen by Wenger, alongside his style of play and insistence on playing a style of expansive and exciting football.

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Furthermore, it was pointed out that this was done ‘always with a limited budget’ in a nod to the club’s transfer market restrictions – partly fuelled by funds being directed into the construction of Arsenal’s new Emirates stadium, which opened in 2006 – in comparison to their major league rivals.

“Too many great traits to pick only one. The quality of his trainings and the willingness to always attack and play the beautiful football that we all like. One of kind and always with a limited budget.”

Fabregas won six trophies in three seasons back at the Camp Nou after returning from Arsenal in 2011, including one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey crown.

However, the Catalan club’s plethora of central midfield stars meant that he was moved on in the summer of 2014 as he returned to the English capital to join Chelsea.

His run of trophies continued at Stamford Bridge, where he was part of the team to win the Premier League titles in both 2015 and 2017, while also lifting the EFL Cup in 2015 and the FA Cup trophy three years later.

Fabregas – who won the European Championships internationally with Spain in both 2008 and 2012, alongside the World Cup in 2010 – joined French club Monaco in January 2019.