Cesc Fabregas still has fond memories of the North London derby.
With another home North London derby coming up, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas took the time to remember one of his best goals. The Spaniard retweeted a clip of his goal against Spurs in 2009.
Arsenal had just taken the lead through Robin van Persie when, 11 seconds later, Fabregas won the ball back straight after kick-off, surged past three Spurs challenges and slotted the ball past Heurelho Gomes.
It was a goal that Harry Redknapp, who was Spurs manager at the time, described as “Sunday morning football”. Fabregas reserved some of his best moments in an Arsenal shirt for the North London derby.
He introduced himself as a top talent when, at 17, he played a cheeky reverse pass into Freddie Ljungberg to set-up a goal in a 5-4 victory in 2005.
In 2007, he continued a hot-streak in front of goal by scoring a goal from 30-yards in a 3-1 win at White Hart Lane.
Arsenal were dominant in North London derbies when Fabregas was at the club. Times have changed since then. If someone from the current team wants to make themselves a hero, Saturday would be the perfect time to do it.