Fabregas: I won't leave for Barca

28 March 2010 10:49
The Gunners captain was part of the Barcelona youth system before being brought to England by Arsene Wenger during his mid-teens.[LNB]He has subsequently established himself as one of football's most influential midfielders and, as a result, has regularly been linked with a return to his old club.[LNB]Real Madrid are also admirers of the 22-year-old, but Fabregas has no intention of seeking a move back to Spain.[LNB]"We don't need to talk about my future," Fabregas told the Daily Star Sunday. "I don't understand all the rumours about me.[LNB]"I've always said that I'm happy at Arsenal. I can say a thousand times that I won't go to a Spanish club, but nobody believes me.[LNB]"Arsenal is my home and I don't have any plans to leave."[LNB]Meanwhile, Fabregas is relishing the Champions League quarter-final dates against Barca, with the holders due to visit Emirates Stadium for the first leg on Wednesday.[LNB]"I know they will be two exciting games," added Fabregas, who is battling to overcome a knee injury picked up in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Birmingham City.[LNB]"We will, of course, give everything, and you know if you want to win the competition, you have to be ready to play anyone.[LNB]"The last round of the Champions League was interesting and it shows you can never underestimate any opponents in this competition.[LNB]"It should be a warning that any team left in can beat anyone else - even if the reputation is lower maybe than Real Madrid, Chelsea or Liverpool, they can still win."[LNB][LNB] Arsenal Stage of Elimination Stage Of Elimination: Winners 9/1  

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