Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas believes that the Club’s deep-rooted commitment to diversity can help lead it to the very top.

Speaking about Saturday’s ‘Arsenal For Everyone’ matchday, the skipper told the Official Matchday Programme: “No slogan could be more appropriate because it’s true, this is a club for everybody – a special club and a real family club. It has the potential to be the very best.

“Whenever you’re in the street you might see young men, young women, old men, old women, children, and they’re all Arsenal supporters. It says a lot for the Club. [Our fans] are very faithful and we appreciate that so much, because sometimes it’s not easy.”

The skipper talks about much more in his programme notes for the Birmingham City game – including the factors behind the defeats against West Brom and Chelsea, the positives that arose nonetheless, and some much-needed downtime in foreign climes.

There’s are plenty more exclusive features where that comes from in tomorrow’s award-winning publication – including the thoughts of Arsène Wenger and in-depth interviews with Sebastien Squillaci and Lukasz Fabianski. Academy starlet Philip Roberts and ex-Gunners namesake John Roberts – the latter looking back at the 1970/71 season – also have plenty to say.

The programme will be available in and around Emirates Stadium for just £3. And if you can’t make the game, don’t despair – you can subscribe via Programme Master. Just visit or phone 08700 20 20 20.

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15 Oct 2010