Comparisons between Merida and Fabregas are inevitable, with both midfielders having been brought up through the youth ranks at Barcelona before moving to Arsenal as youngsters. However, 17-year-old Merida was keen to play down any similarities, pointing out Fabregas was now established as one of Arsenal´s leading stars.
"Many people have mentioned it to me, but Cesc is 20 years old and has played in a Champions League final and a World Cup," said Merida. "I am Fran Merida and I come here with a lot of ambition, right now there is nothing to compare between the two of us."
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