Sergi Busquets: Is He Just What Fabregas is Looking For?

czarsenalCorrespondent INovember 18, 2008

I know its not even December yet, but what the hell.

I was trolling around the Internet and Premiershiplatest.com had an interesting article looking at Barcelona 'B' team player Sergi Busquets Burgos. He's tall (6 feet and 2.8 inches), and is considered a "very complete midfielder renowned for his intelligence on the field" according to Barcelona's own website.

A solid central defensive midfielder, he has come up through the Barca youth ranks (much like Cesc) and looks poised to make an impact on the first team.

Having been given a chance in the Barca first-team by coach Pep Guardiola, who coached the young midfielder last season in the Barcelona B side, his performance has been solid enough to earn him a place in the Spanish Under-21 side.

The player's current contract runs out in the summer. Could Barcelona be persuaded to cash in on the player by selling him in the January transfer window to the Gunners, who we know recognize the weakness they have in the position, and must be very keen to help Cesc improve his game by having a fellow ex-Barca prodigy and fellow countryman support him in midfield in much the same manner that his friend Mathieu Flamini did?

Could Burgos follow in the footsteps of Merida and Fabregas from the Camp Nou to the Emirates? Arsenal fans keen to see the issues in defensive midfield in support of Cesc properly dealt with, and the January transfer window seems as good a time as any for Arsene to make his move and instill more faith on another youth prospect.

The fact that he might be cup tied in the Champions League should not deter Arsene. Arsenal don't appear to have the same issue in Europe as they do at home in the Premiership, where teams deploy tactics meant to snuff out the pretty passing play and wait for a chance on the counter attack.

A player like Burgos could help bring the attack along properly from defence, and, snuff out the counter-attack of these clubs before it gets to the all too brittle final back four of Arsenal.

Watching Fabregas this season he seems a bit off his game—not confident enough in the midfield support around him to shine as he usually does. At this stage, its as good an option as any I can see for the club at the moment, and can not only help turn around Arsenal's domestic prospects, but also the performance of their coveted play-making maestro.