Cesc Fabregas has insisted that he is fully focused on playing for Arsenal after committing himself to the London club for another year, ending speculation over a possible move to Barcelona.
The midfielder, who attended Arsenal’s Members Day yesterday, had been widely believed to be moving to the Nou Camp where he started his career, with a succession of Barca players encouraging him in public.
But earlier this afternoon, he finally announced his committment to the Gunners:
“I owe a lot to the club, manager and the fans and I will respect their decision and will now concentrate on the new season ahead with Arsenal. I can assure all the fans that now the negotiations have ended I will be 100 per cent focused on playing for Arsenal. I am an Arsenal player and as soon as I step out on to the pitch, that is the only club I will be thinking about. I am looking forward to the start of the season and putting this speculation behind me.”
What do you make of Cesc’s statement? Are you pleased the speculation has ended for now? Or do you think that this could still unsettle Arsenal throughout next season?
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