By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger believes we are getting ever closer to seeing the best of Cesc Fabregas.

After picking up a hamstring injury at Sunderland on September 18, the captain missed a whole month of first-team action and it has understandably taken time for the midfielder to get back to his peak form.

However against Tottenham on Saturday, Fabregas was instrumental in Arsenal’s dominant first-half display suggesting he may be nearing his best. Wenger remains cautious with the Spaniard but feels he is getting stronger with every game he plays.

“Every game I feel he gets better, he gets stronger, and I believe on Saturday that he had some chances and he gave some chances,” said Wenger. “He has given three great goal chances on Saturday so he is getting back to the normal Cesc.

“It is getting better. Of course he was out for a while and he had a recurrence of his hamstring [injury] and then it gets in your head and when it gets in your head it is difficult to play free of your mind.

“Sometimes after the games he has a little recurrence but at the moment I do not want to take a massive gamble because I don't want to lose him. So I check the morning of the game how he is and we monitor him well but it is [improving] now.”

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22 Nov 2010