In his programme notes for tomorrow’s game against Bolton Wanderers, Cesc Fabregas admits that he was below par against Blackburn a fortnight ago, but is confident for the match against Owen Coyle’s men.

The skipper says: “I was out of form and during the [Blackburn] game I knew it, but hopefully you’ll see an improvement [against Bolton]. Nobody needs to tell me otherwise – I’m always hard on myself and aware when I’m playing badly.

“We’re ready for Bolton. It’ll be a hard game, but hopefully an enjoyable one – and one that, like any home game, we’re confident about.”

For more from the captain on Arsenal’s start to the season and the recent international break, buy tomorrow’s matchday programme, available outside the stadium, or via mail order, at the usual price of £3. £1 from every programme sold will go to the DEC’s Pakistan Floods Appeal.

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10 Sep 2010