By Nick Teale
 
Arsène Wenger says Cesc Fabregas' calmness in front of goal has helped the Spaniard increase his goal-scoring prowess this season.
 
The midfielder has already netted 12 times this term, one short of best ever return for an entire campaign.
 
And, according to Wenger, Fabregas' improved tally is down to his more controlled composure in front of goal.

"[He wasn't worked on his finishing] especially," said the Frenchman. "I believe it's just his calmness in front of goal. He had always the chances and in some games he missed three or four because he wanted always to finish with power.
 
"Now he finishes calmly. He places the ball and suddenly he scores goals.
 
"I always said that he will score goals, because it will come when he gets more power and calm in front of goal and that's what happens now."

Fabregas is set to return to the Arsenal side for Sunday's trip to Bolton following a hamstring injury. Last time he played he came off the bench to fire the Gunners to victory with two goals in 16 minutes against Aston Villa.

"He made a massive difference in that game and that is down to his talent," he said. "But sometimes it's the history of the game as well that explains it.
 
"Because he came on and scored his first free-kick Villa had to come out and we could play on the break.
 
"They were half tired already and so it is always difficult [for them]."

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