Gerard Pique

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Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel has told that he wants to be playing in the same way as Gerard Pique in the future after joining Arsenal, according to the Free Football Bets website.

Miquel, 18, has been compared to Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique, with Wenger signing the defender in 2008 from Catalan minnows UD Cornelia beating off competition from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid to sign the coveted starlet who had begun his career at the Barcelona academy, La Masia, like captain Cesc Fabregas.

Arsene Wenger has needed cover defensively with a long-term injury to Thomas Vermaelen and recent worries concerning the fitness of Johan Djourou and Sebastien Squillaci, seeing the reserve team skipper called up to the first team squad for the Carling Cup Semi-Final’s against Ipswich Town and FA Cup games against Leeds United in January.