Fabregas better at Barca than Arsenal: Villa
Barcelona striker warns Valencia of Fabregas threat
Just a month after Cesc Fabregas' arrival at Barcelona, striker David Villa believes the new signing has improved since his days as an Arsenal player.
Improving: Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas during last week's 8-0 thrashing
of Osasuna in Barcelona. Pic/Getty Images
The Spanish record scorer believes his teammate has benefited from playing in his homeland alongside many of the world's elite stars.
"Although he spent some time away, he was raised here," Villa said according to Marca. "The football of this club and of La Masia isn't just in his legs, it flows through his veins.
"He was a great player at Arsenal and now, surrounded by all these players, we knew that he would benefit and it is showing."
Villa also commented on his team's form ahead of tonight's match against Valencia, his former club.
"The great match against Osasuna improves our self-confidence ahead of a game that will be complicated at the Mestalla."
Barcelona earned an 8-0 win over Osasuna on Saturday, propelling them past rivals Real Madrid in the league table.
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