Arsène Wenger believes that Cesc Fabregas will be a regular contributor to Arsenal's scoresheet in the years to come.

The Spanish midfielder ended an 11-month wait for a Premiership goal by netting the winner against Bolton on Saturday. Before the game Fabregas had a record of 62 shots and no goals in the current league campaign but Wenger expects the 19-year-old to improve on that ratio next season.

"There's more to come and a lot of potential in this team," said Wenger. "If you look at the number of chances Cesc has had during the season, I was always convinced he would be worth 10 goals a season and the same goes for Tomas Rosicky. That is what you need for a complete season.

"Cesc is young - 19 years of age - and he also does a lot of work defensively. It is not always easy at such a young age to have the strength and the power to get into forward positions. But he was very strong [on Saturday]."

Fabregas has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards after an influential campaign in Arsenal's midfield. The Spaniard will benefit from a richly-deserved rest this summer but was back to his best at the weekend.

"I think he had sharpness in his runs again today and that shows that he is totally recovered physically," said Wenger.

"But he is an outstanding player. When you see how much he worked and tried today, it is just unbelievable. Today was his 45th game of the season and that, for someone is not yet 20, is fantastic.

"He is box to box until the last minute and I have never seen anyone quite like him at that age. We need to let him mature at his pace but he is intelligent and he wants to be strong."

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16 Apr 2007