Cesc Fabregas happy to stay at Arsenal

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas last appeared for Arsenal on 24 April

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has stated he is happy to stay with the Gunners and added no decision has been made about a move away from the club.

The 24-year-old Spain midfielder has long been linked with a return to boyhood team Barcelona.

"I am an Arsenal player. I have been very happy for eight years and I am very happy," he said.

"There have been no decisions. It doesn't always depend on the player and at the moment I don't know anything."

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

"But I am very happy where I am. Anything else would be speculation that is untrue."

Spanish media have reported that European champions Barca would need to pay around €40m [£35.2m] to secure Fabregas's services.

He moved from the Catalan club to London in 2003 at the age of 16, and is seen by many as a natural replacement for Barca playmaker Xavi, who turned 31 in January.

But Fabregas believes any decision on his future will be made by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

"He is the boss, the one who makes the decisions - you should ask him," Fabregas said.

"But I was injured at the end of the season and I haven't seen him for about six weeks."

Fabregas won the 2010 World Cup with Spain, but his only major honour with the Gunners came in 2005, with victory in the FA Cup - Arsenal's last trophy.

And the midfielder did admit his frustration at the repeated failure to bring silverware back to the Emirates, but recognised the club's future looks bright.

"A player who is not frustrated at not winning titles is either lying to himself or lacks ambition," he commented.

"But there is a good team and a good manager and one of the most faithful fanbases in Europe. With those I believe we can make progress and one day win an important trophy."

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