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Fabregas is going to stay at Arsenal: Wenger

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London, Jan 9 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has sent out a clear message to Real Madrid and Barcelona that Cesc Fabregas will still be at his club next season.

The Gunners boss was categorical in confirming that his skipper will be staying in North London beyond this summer.

Speculation has intensified as reports from Spain claim Wenger has a pact with Fabregas that he can leave at the end of the season.

"Yes, Cesc will be an Arsenal player on October 1, 2010. Why not?

We've no intention to sell and he has a long-term contract. Contrary to what people say, he has a longer contract than you think," The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are in the fray for the midfield superstar, whose contract runs until 2015.

And Madrid president Florentino Perez is making Fabregas his No.1 target for next summer.

Wenger said: "The speculation comes from Spain, not here. We've always had the same speech about that. What they speak about in Madrid or Barcelona, how can we influence that? If one day we want to sell a player - and those clubs are interested - they can call us. They don't need to go through a newspaper. We're not ready to sell any of our players."

Wenger insisted that Arsenal have the chance to make history after storming back into the title race just over a month since losing to Chelsea at home. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 14:07 [IST]
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