By Chris Harris
The young Spaniard produced the goods once again on Sunday, scoring the equaliser as Arsenal fought back to draw 1-1 with Liverpool at Anfield. It was Fabregas' 10th goal of the season and further evidence of his importance to Arsène Wenger's side.
The 20-year-old has been a model of consistency since establishing himself in the Arsenal team following the departure of former skipper Patrick Vieira in 2004. Fabregas' current captain thinks he can be "the best" if he maintains his high standards and conserves his energy.
"To be the best, that means you have to be good during one season and the season has to be very long," said Gallas.
"Sometimes when he is tired perhaps he should know when not to play such a physical game. Sometimes when you are young you want to touch the ball too many times but he has to save his energy.
"But he can be the best player."Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source