Take that Barca! North London side make it abundantly clear that Emirates skipper is going nowhere.
Arsenal Football Club have today released the following statement about Cesc Fabregas:
“Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is under contract with the Club until the summer of 2015. He is a highly valued member of the team and part of our future plans.
“We have followed recent speculation linking Cesc with a move away from the Club but as there has never been any official approach for him, only two informal exchanges, in which we made it abundantly clear that we have no interest in transferring Cesc, we have refrained from publicly passing comment. However, yesterday evening we received an offer from Barcelona for Cesc and in response, we immediately and resolutely told them once again that we have no intention of selling our captain.
“To be clear, we will not make any kind of counterproposal or enter into any discussion. Barcelona have publicly stated that they will respect our position and we expect that they will keep their word.” (Official Arsenal Website)
So what now? The official statement from Arsenal can not have been any more clearcut. They will not listen to any offers for their captain so by rights that should be an end to the matter….hands up who thinks that Barcelona will not attempt to once again unsettle the Gunners hero? That’s not many hands is it!