Arsenal transfers: Wenger pours cold water on Fàbregas reports

Arsene Wenger has rejected reports suggesting Cesc Fàbregas could be set for a sensational return to Arsenal

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Cesc Fàbregas returned to Barcelona in August 2011 Photo: Cesc Fàbregas/Facebook

Arsene Wenger has rejected reports suggesting Cesc Fàbregas could be set for a sensational return to Arsenal.

The former Gunners captain has been linked with a move back to The Emirates in recent days after he was quoted as cryptically saying that “I alone know my own future”.

However, Wenger has been quick to play down a possible move for the former Gunners captain, who spent eight years in north London before returning to Barcelona in August 2011.

“No, it is not a short-term option [for Fàbregas to return],” Wenger said. “The short-term option for us is to just to focus on tomorrow’s game [at Queens Park Rangers] and finish the season well. That’s the short term option.”

Fàbregas, who scored 57 goals in 303 appearances for Arsenal, appeared to leave the door open for a move back to London following Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Bayern Munich.

“I do not know what is being said and even what is written,” said Fàbregas. “I can only say that I alone know my own future.”

Fàbregas has had to settle for a bit-part role in Tito Vilanova’s side this season, completing 90 minutes on just 14 occasions from 34 starts.

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