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Fabregas rejects exit speculation

Cesc Fabregas
Fabregas has scored 14 goals in 120 league games for Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has reiterated his commitment to the club.

Reports in Spain quoted the 21-year-old hinting at a future move to Real Madrid, particularly if Arsenal finish the 2008-09 season trophyless.

But Fabregas told the club website: "I am happy at Arsenal, my future is here and the priority is to achieve success and win trophies at Arsenal.

"I think that some people are just trying to make mischief but my intentions are very clear."

Fabregas, who played a key role in Spain's Euro 2008 triumph, signed a new eight-year contract in 2006.

The Catalan joined Arsenal from Barcelona as a 16-year-old in 2003 and it was reported that Fabregas, following the departures of Mathieu Flamini, Alexander Hleb and Gilberto Silva this summer, could be the latest high-profile name to leave the Emirates Stadium.

"I have not spoken to any media so it's frustrating to read quotes that I have supposedly said about my future," he added.

"I have spent the summer relaxing with my family, friends and girlfriend and I return to training with Arsenal (on Tuesday)."

see also
Gilberto moves to Panathinaikos
17 Jul 08 |  Arsenal
Flamini seals switch to AC Milan
05 May 08 |  Arsenal
Fabregas signs new Arsenal deal
19 Oct 06 |  Arsenal
Fabregas and Walcott staying put
14 Jul 06 |  Arsenal

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