Cesc Fabregas has given his strongest indication yet that he will stay at Arsenal this summer after confirming that he is very happy at the Emirates.
The Spanish midfielder, who has long been a target for childhood club Barcelona, had been heavily tipped to quit the Emirates this summer to return to the Nou Camp but speaking today at an event in Madrid for the launch of a new cologne by Angel Schlesser is quoted by Marca as saying:
“I’m very happy, I’m an Arsenal player now, and that’s it. Wenger knows what I want and he’s the boss, he decides.”
Paying lip service to the well publicised transfer speculation linking him with a return to Barcelona, Fabregas made clear that while he was full of admiration for the recent success achieved under Pep Guardiola he would not speak in public about a future move out of respect for the Gunners.
“It’s frustrating not to win trophies. Barcelona are a great club, the best in the world, and playing there is a guarantee to win.
“I won’t step forward and say I want to join Barça. After 8 years at Arsenal, I won’t harm the club. That’s not my way of being.”
The news will come as a major fillip to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal fans as they look to retain their best players this summer while adding further new faces in an attempt to end their six season run without a trophy.