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."