Cesc quells Barca speculation

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has again attempted to put an end to renewed speculation of him being lined up for a big-money move to European champions Barcelona.

The 22-year-old Spain international insists that he is happy with the Gunners, having moved to England seven years ago from the Barca youth set-up.

Fabregas told reporters:"It does not affect me at all. This speculation has been going for years.

"I don't mind really if it happens, it happens, but it will not change the way I think. I do not think about it because I do not want to and I do not think I should.

"I am at a great club, with a great team and am happy.

"We have a long season in front of us and the last thing I want to do is get disconnected from what I have to do playing for Arsenal, who are the club which pays me.

"I am really looking forward to a great season with Arsenal.

"I have never really thought about it, staying here all my life, because I am only 22 and you never know what your career will bring – but why not?

"It is my seventh season now, I am really happy, better than ever, so you never know."

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