By Martin Keown for the Daily Mail
Published: 00:48 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 00:48 GMT, 2 November 2019
Arsene Wenger once took me over to watch our youth team at Arsenal.
When the boss turns up, everybody tries even harder. They want to impress and Wenger knew that. As we stood there, he told me: 'Watch this kid. Watch what he does.'
He did not try to catch the eye by being flash or trying too hard. He kept it simple. 'Him, his simplicity, he doesn't change,' Wenger said. 'He's going to make it.' He was pointing out Cesc Fabregas, who was just 16 years old at the time.
Arsene Wenger knew midfielder Cesc Fabregas was going to make it because of his simplicity
Under Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling has become a very intelligent mover off the ball
Sterling receives the ball in space but passes instead of dribbling
He runs behind Aston Villa's defence to meet David Silva's pass
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Sterling gathers it and Manchester City are left in a promising position
Sure enough, Fabregas was not with the youth team for long. That can be an issue for youngsters nowadays. Individual brilliance is great and we've seen Lionel