Wenger slams Fabregas links

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has firmly rejected rumours suggesting that Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas will head home to join Barcelona this summer.

The 22-year-old still has another four years of an eight-year contract to run at the Emirates Stadium and Wenger is clearly irritated by ongoing talk of Fabregas rejoining Barca.

He told reporters:"Do you want to see the length of his contract?

"Players at the end of contracts can sign where they want, but, with the players who are under contract, we decide on their future.

"We are not under any financial need, we are well managed and that gives you one luxury in that you can decide about the future of your players.

"This team is on the way up and we don't work for four or five years with young players, stand up for them and let them come through and then, when they are ready to perform, sell them. That would be irresponsible.

"Some people are specialists at making players unhappy. I cannot stop them talking in Spain. But all of the players who have left here wanted to return."

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