Arsenal captain William Gallas is backing teammate Cesc Fabregas to become the best player in the Premiership.

After their 1-1 draw at Liverpool, Gallas declared: "He can be the best player in the league," declared the France defender after the game at Anfield.

"To be the best you have to be good during one season and the season is very long.

"He has to know sometimes when he is tired, to not play a physical game because sometimes when they are young, they like to touch the ball too many times.

"Cesc has to save his energy, but he can be the best player."