Cesc Fabregas has named five players he believes are the best in Mikel Arteta 's Arsenal side.
The former Gunners midfielder spent eight years in north London before moving back to boyhood club Barcelona.
He then sealed a move to Chelsea where he spent five years, winning the Premier League twice and FA Cup and League Cup once apiece.
Now at Monaco, and in the twilight of his career, the Spaniard knows a thing or two about class players.
While discussing Arsenal under Arteta, Fabregas has backed his countryman to get things right in what is a transition period for the club.
And the midfielder stated that Arteta will have the help of five players in particular.
“Listen, it’s a transition period,” Fabregas told 90min. “Mikel has his ideas, but it takes time. The problem for a coach nowadays is that you have no time. You lose three games, everyone is asking for your head.
“I know it’s very, very difficult because you want to implement your ideas, and it’s a process. Sometimes, it’s difficult because football is moving very quickly, everyone wants to win, there’s pressure from the board, from the fans, from the players. You’re on the spot every single day.
“He’s trying to find his team. They have [Dani] Ceballos, they have [Granit] Xhaka, now they’ve added Thomas Partey from Atletico, who’s a very good player as well. They have Willian, they have [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang – top, top players, that’s 100 per cent sure.
"Maybe they still need a little bit more time."