Fabregas dedicates Spain's
European success to Arsenal fans and vows to win a trophy

Cesc Fabregas dedicated his Euro 2008 winners' medal to Arsenal fans and is determined to win them a trophy of their own next season.

The midfielder helped Spain beat Germany 1-0 and believes it makes up for the misery of missing out on silverware with the Gunners last term.

Arsenal had at one stage seemed on course for the Treble and Fabregas still feels the pain of that setback as well as the 2006 Champions League Final defeat to Barcelona.

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Cesc Fabregas

Cup and away: Cesc Fabregas celebrates winning Euro 2008 with team-mates.

But he believes Spain's attractive style of football - reminiscent of the Gunners - proves Arsene Wenger's men are on the right track.

He said: 'This was the happiest day of my life as a professional footballer.

'But this is also for the Arsenal fans that have been suffering a lot this year.

'For them, at least one player has won something. It is for them.

'It also makes up for Paris. I can see there is a massive difference between losing and winning in a final.

'Even if they say being a finalist is important, there is no way you can replace the feeling of winning.

'I finally made something at a young age, I never expected it to be with Spain.

'Now I want to do it with Arsenal.'

Fabregas can see a lot of comparisons between Spain and Arsenal, not least in the way both teams simply refuse to play a longball game and always stick to their footballing principles.

He said: 'I haven't seen in a long time a team playing such beautiful football get a trophy as big as this.

'Now at Arsenal we have more or less the same quality of game so hopefully the football will also get better and better for Arsenal.'

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