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Fabregas: I'm happy at Arsenal

June 15, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has tried to quash speculation he will join Barcelona this summer by insisting he is "very happy" at Arsenal, but at the same time left the door open for a move away from the club.

Cesc Fabregas: Started career at Barca
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Fabregas moved to clear up the current situation after team-mate Bacary Sagna said that the former Barca youth team player was more desperate than ever to return to Camp Nou. The 24-year-old suggested that his future was in the hands of Arsene Wenger.

"I am an Arsenal player. I have been very happy for eight years and I am very happy. I am not thinking about football right now, just about my holidays," Fabregas said, currently on a break in Ibiza with Barcelona stars Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique.

"There have been no decisions. The truth is that it doesn't always depend on the player and at the moment I don't know anything. I am very happy where I am. Anything else would be speculation that is untrue.

"You can never say never in this life as so many things happen that you can never predict.

"He [Arsene Wenger] is the boss, the one who makes the decisions. You should ask him. I was injured at the end of the season and I haven't seen him for about six weeks."

Fabregas' only trophy with the Gunners is the 2005 FA Cup, and he said that it is only understandable that he has a hunger for silverware.

"A player who is not frustrated at not winning titles is either lying to himself or lacks ambition," he said. "There is a good team and a good manager and one of the most faithful fan bases in Europe. With those I believe we can make progress and one day win an important trophy."

However, Barcelona's interest may depend largely on bids for Alexis Sanchez and Giuseppe Rossi. With Arsenal expected to demand £40 million for Fabregas it is unlikely the Catalan giants could afford all three.