Fabregas not getting carried away

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Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has played down early title talk after his side's 6-1 demolition of Everton.

The Spaniard netted two goals after Denilson, Thomas Vermaelen and William Gallas had put Arsenal in control and Eduardo added a sixth as the Gunners began the season in style.

"It is just the first game in the title race, that's all. We must keep going like this," said Fabregas.

"We have sold two great players (Toure and Adebayor). They both did not want to continue at Arsenal.

"What has happened is the best for them, and for us as well. We want players who are committed and want to be together, and we want to win things together.

"We know we can do that if we continue to play like we did against Everton. But I must underline that it is just the first game. We won 6-1, but this is football, one day you are the best and two days later you are the worst team in the world.

"Let's keep it real, this is game one and there are 37 to go so we will talk at the end to see how we have done."

After his second goal, the Arsenal captain held up a Gunners' shirt emblazoned with the name of his friend Daniel Jarque, in tribute to the Espanyol captain who died of a heart attack recently.

Fabregas said: "Hearing of Daniel Jarque's death was terrible news for me, I played alongside him for two years in Spain's under-21s, and he was my friend.

"It was shocking, not just in Spain but for the world of football. I dedicated my goals and the win to him and to send all my best wishes to his family."

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