Members Day 2010 Gallery — Cesc is back
Cesc Fabregas returned to training with Arsenal on Thursday – and lined up for a team photo at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners captain has been at the centre of speculation linking him with a return to Barcelona all summer.
Barca, the club with whom Fabregas began his career, made a £30million bid for the midfielder earlier this summer, only to be told by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger that the player was not for sale at any price.
Several public statements by Barca’s most prominent players advocating a move for the World Cup winner has only served to increase speculation that Fabregas will leave the club.
Despite that, the Spain star was all smiles as he lined up alongside Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal squad for the team photo at the Emirates Stadium.
An Arsenal spokesman said:
“Fabregas spoke with his coach [Wenger] today, also in private. He will talk to the fans at the end of this or next week.”
Thanks to Shin Ryujin for some of the above images.