Senderos: Why former Arsenal teammate Cesc so good

Philippe Senderos has spoken of playing with former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

Cesc is now playing with AS Monaco in France, while Senderos hung up the boots earlier this year.

“He was very, very early,” Senderos told arsenal.com. “He started a few games before I started. You could see in training as soon as he came in, you could see how special he was as a player.

“He could see the game earlier than everyone else. He was faster, he was playing one-twos around World Cup winners. It was incredible really.

“The way I think about it is like he was playing in a garden with his friends. I don’t think he realised at the time where he was and who he was playing against, or he didn’t care. He was so talented – he still is – and so ahead of his time that it was frightening to see.”