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Goal.com Special: Cesc Fabregas' Arsenal to Barcelona saga - the definitive timeline

Goal.com Special: Cesc Fabregas' Arsenal to Barcelona saga - the definitive timeline

From first admission, to crunch meeting, to Hill-Wood's 'hands off' vow...


Thursday, May 13

12:40
: Cesc Fabregas: I think I would like to go to Barcelona - whether they want me, who knows?
Arsenal captain states in a question-and-answer session in Spain that should he leave the Gunners then it would be for Barcelona, uttering the ominous words, "I think I would like to go to Barcelona."

Friday, May 14

09:25
: Fabregas: My future needs to be resolved before World Cup
Fabregas insisted that he would like to have his future settled before the 2010 World Cup.

Saturday, May 15

10:32
: Xavi: I'd love Cesc Fabregas to join us at Barcelona
Midfielder admitted he would "love" Fabregas to return to the Spanish giants this summer.


Let's talk about Cesc | Fabregas told Arsene Wenger he wanted to leave

Tuesday, May 18

08:27: Cesc Fabregas flew back to London but closer than ever to Barcelona switch
EXCLUSIVE: Goal.com UK revealed Fabregas was flying back to London ahead with his mind set on leaving Arsenal for Barcelona
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08:45 Barcelona officials claimed Cesc Fabregas & David Villa want to join Barca - but Arsenal insisted there had not yet been any official approach
Club officials at Barcelona declared that Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and Valencia striker David Villa want to sign for the Spanish champions and had confirmed that they were working towards bringing the duo to Catalunya.

14:09: Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic mooted as make-weight in deal for Fabregas, speculate Catalan daily El Mundo Deportivo.

17:59: Cesc Fabregas told Arsene Wenger in 'emotional' meeting that he wants to quit Arsenal for Barcelona
EXCLUSIVE: The skipper told his boss in an unexpected face-to-face meeting that he wants to quit Arsenal and rejoin Barcelona, as revealed by Goal.com UK.


Wednesday, May 19

12:10: Barca's transfers guru Txiki Begiristain hopeful that Cesc Fabregas will leave Arsenal
Technical secretary Txiki Begiristain sure that Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas will definitely move to Camp Nou soon.

14:48: Arsenal refuse to drop £40m price for Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas.

16:59: Arsenal still yet to receive any offer for Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas.

22:09: Xavi still eager to see Cesc Fabregas at Camp Nou after admitting delight with David Villa deal
Xavi again luring Cesc to Camp Nou while also hailing the confirmed £34m signing of David Villa from Valencia.

Thursday, May 20

00:24: Arsenal raised price that Barcelona would have to pay for star Cesc Fabregas to £80m, according to the Daily Mail.

09:16: Gerard Pique expects Cesc Fabregas to join him at Barcelona
Defender and Fab's best friend fully expects Cesc to join him at Barcelona this summer, with the Spanish champions still readying a bid for the Arsenal captain.

15:30: Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell warns 'stratospheric debt' could scupper deal for Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas


Friday, May 21

08:00: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood: We will 'do our damnedest' to keep Cesc Fabregas from going to 'funny business' Barcelona
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Hill-Wood declared that Arsenal will fight tooth and nail to hang on to Cesc Fabregas, and the board have not even discussed the fee needed to prise their talismanic skipper from Emirates Stadium.


10:55: Barcelona star Xavi: Cesc Fabregas has no choice but to leave Arsenal
Third statement in a week from Barca vice-captain - who plays midfield role similar to Cesc - as he leads the rallying cry from Catalunya.

13:30: Barcelona prepared to send Alexander Hleb back to Arsenal as part of Cesc Fabregas deal, claimed the Daily Mail.

18:42: Txiki confirms Barcelona have made an approach for Fabregas, but have not yet heard back from Arsenal
At David Villa's unveiling and press conference, the technical secretary revealed that Barca have finally made the first move by asking Arsenal if they are willing to open negotiations for the sale of Cesc Fabregas.

Sunday, May 23

10:54: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed in his plea to keep captain Cesc Fabregas, claimed the News of the World.

Monday, May 24

08:11: Spanish FA's relaxed stance on transfer talks ahead of World Cup will aid Barcelona's pursuit of Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, reckons the Daily Mail.

12:40: Barcelona to fax through £30m offer for Cesc Fabregas to Arsenal today
EXCLUSIVE: Barcelona are preparing to make their first official approach to Arsenal to sign Cesc Fabregas by faxing through an offer in the region of £30 million.

Tuesday, May 25

07:53:
Arsenal demand £80m from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas, reports The Sun.

09:30: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood: Barcelona are yet to make an offer for Cesc Fabregas
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood revealed that the Gunners are yet to receive an offer from Barcelona for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, despite the increasingly feverish speculation surrounding the player.

09:33: Aliaksandr Hleb urges Cesc Fabregas to stay at Arsenal, not join Barcelona
Aliaksandr Hleb has warned Cesc Fabregas not to make the same mistake he did and leave Arsenal for Barcelona too soon.

12:28: Cesc Fabregas' father claims Arsenal should 'respect the will' of his son and move quickly on Barcelona transfer
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas wants to leave north London and return to Barcelona as soon as possible, according to his father.

16:23: Barcelona defender Carles Puyol: Cesc Fabregas is suffering with the uncertainty surrounding his Arsenal future
Barcelona defender Carles Puyol revealed that Cesc Fabregas is starting to show the strain of continued speculation over his future during training with Spain

18:33: Cesc Fabregas is '500% sure' he wants his dream Barcelona move despite Arsene Wenger's attempts to keep his captain at Arsenal, claims the Express.



I want to go home | Cesc admitted his only destination would be Barcelona


Wednesday, May 26

09:16: Villarreal midfielder Robert Pires sure Arsenal won't allow Cesc Fabregas to leave, despite Barcelona's advances
Villarreal winger Robert Pires believes that Arsenal won't let Cesc Fabregas leave for Barcelona.

09:32: Carlos Vela hints that Cesc Fabregas will leave Arsenal and join Barcelona to win trophies
Arsenal striker Carlos Vela reckons that Cesc Fabregas leaving the Emirates for Barcelona would be good for the midfielder's career.

12:16: Cesc Fabregas: My Arsenal future is in Arsene Wenger's hands
Fabregas insists that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is now in charge of his future and that he wants to concentrate on the World Cup.

Thursday, May 27

07:42: Arsenal tell Barcelona: Cesc Fabregas is not for sale at any price, reports the Daily Mirror.

10:04: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood refuses to rule out Fabregas sale & insists player sales cash will be Wenger's to spend
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood refused to confirm or deny Cesc Fabregas' move to Barcelona, but insisted that the club will back manager Arsene Wenger in the transfer market this summer.

Friday, May 28

10:39: Barcelona presidential candidate Marc Ingla: Cesc Fabregas will definitely join us from Arsenal
Barcelona presidential candidate Marc Ingla has insisted that Cesc Fabregas is on his way to Camp Nou, vowing to try and negotiate a "good price" with Arsenal.

18:40: Inter president Massimo Moratti admits defeat in aim to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
Inter president Massimo Moratti has seemingly ruled out a move for Premier League stars Cesc Fabregas and Steven Gerrard.


Saturday, May 29

11:57: Barcelona president Joan Laporta: We will not break the bank to sign Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona president Joan Laporta makes it clear that the Catalan giants will not pay over the odds or be held to ransom to secure the services of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

Monday, May 31

18:56: Barcelona president Joan Laporta still working on Cesc Fabregas deal
Reiterating his determination that the club will not pay an excessive fee for Fabregas, the Barcelona president admits talks are ongoing between the two clubs, and thanks the young Spaniard for his public desire to return to the Nou Camp.

Tuesday, June 1

09:27:
It is 'more clear than ever' that Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will sign for Barcelona - Xavi
Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits he's "more clear than ever" that Fabregas will join him at Barcelona.

Wednesday, June 2

12:09: Barcelona chief Joan Oliver reveals 'first serious offer' made to Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona have submitted a formal offer to Arsenal to sign Fabregas, the club's sporting director Joan Oliver has revealed.

15:01: Arsenal reject official offer from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas
Arsenal have rejected an official offer from Barcelona for club captain Cesc Fabregas.

15:54: Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas: 'My Arsenal future? I live day-to-day'
Fabregas admits he is living "day to day" as he waits for his big-money move to Barcelona to be finalised.


Love Cesc | Fabregas has always proclaimed his love for Arsenal


Thursday, June 3

10:46: 'Stressed' Fabregas examining legal options to push through Barcelona switch
EXCLUSIVE: Fabregas would be prepared to invoke the Webster ruling, which allows players under the age of 28 to buy out the remainder of their contract if they have served at least three years of it. The move would cost the player £28.6m, though.

16:44: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood: We hope Barcelona get the message about Cesc Fabregas and back off
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has urged Barcelona to get the message that they have no intention of selling club captain Cesc Fabregas.

19:00: Barcelona vice-presidential candidate: It should be 'so easy' to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona vice-presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu has risked the wrath of Arsenal by claiming it would be "so easy" to sign Cesc Fabregas.

Friday, June 4

Laporta, while revealing that Yaya Toure is set to leave the club, also stated his belief that the £29m opening bid for Fabregas was "fair" and his confidence that Arsenal will "eventually change their mind."

Saturday, June 5

10:13: Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell: I refuse to pay £60m for Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona presidential candidate Sandro Rosell refused to be persuaded to pay over the odds to prise Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal.

11:40:
World Cup 2010: I am thinking about Spain, not Arsenal or Barcelona - Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas tried to shift the spotlight away from the hysteria surrounding his Arsenal future by claiming he is only thinking about the World Cup with Spain.

Sunday, June 6

16:42: Barcelona midfielder Xavi: I have told Cesc Fabregas to join me next season
Fabregas is urged to engineer a move to Barcelona by international teammate, and Camp Nou star, Xavi.

Monday, June 7

07:32: Arsenal to demand £60m from Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas after £29m bid turned down, according to The Daily Mail.

21:53: Arsenal are interested in taking Yaya Toure as part of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona deal - agent
Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure could be used as a makeweight in a deal that would see the Ivorian swap clubs with Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas.


Tuesday, June 8

16:20: Barcelona director general: Arsenal have not demanded we up Cesc Fabregas bid to £58m
Joan Oliver denies reports that the Gunners want Barcelona to double their initial £29m bid in order to sign the Spanish midfielder, stating his belief the Gunners have not set a fee they would be happy to sell their captain for.

17:08: Barcelona president Joan Laporta still hoping to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas 'before the World Cup'
Outgoing Barca supremo reiterates intention not to give up pursuit of Fabregas, even admitting optimistically he hopes to get the signing sealed before the World Cup starts on Friday.


Thursday, June 10

15:48:
Barcelona midfielder Xavi urges Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas to join Catalan club immediately After securing his own long-term future at the Nou Camp, Xavi urges his fellow Spaniard not to delay a move to Barcelona, as he believes he risks missing out on a golden era at the club.


Monday, June 14

08:58: Arsene Wenger: I've never talked to Cesc Fabregas about his Arsenal future Arsene Wenger has insisted that Arsenal will not sell Cesc Fabregas and that he has not discussed the matter with the player himself as he has a long-term deal with the Gunners.

16:41:
New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell vows to continue Fabregas pursuit Fresh from winning the race to succeed Laporta as club president, Rosell pledges to continue discussions with Arsenal — as long as Pep Guardiola really wants the the midfielder.
Tuesday, June 15

14:56: Outgoing Barcelona president Joan Laporta: Talks to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas 'on standby' Joan Laporta admits that negotiations with Arsenal over Fabregas are currently on hold, although he will inform new president Sandro Rosell of proceedings and presumes the new man will restart negotiations.

23:41: Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas claims the 2010 World Cup has 'isolated' him from Barcelona rumours
Arsenal and Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas claims he is focused on his national team commitments and is not concerned with the rumours circulating that he is set for a move to Spanish giants Barcelona when the World Cup comes to a conclusion.

Wednesday, June 16

16:47: World Cup 2010: Spain's Cesc Fabregas criticises Arsenal's slack preparation for big games
Fabregas risked widening his rift with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger by stating Spain's preparations for major games are better than those he's experienced at club level.

Thursday, June 17

12:54: Lionel Messi: Cesc Fabregas leaving Arsenal for Barcelona would be 'special'
Argentine forward eagerly anticipating Spaniard's arrival, as he believes Fabregas would play the game in the perfect way for the Catalans.

13:21:
Barcelona want to swap Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Cesc Fabregas, according to El Mundo Deportivo.

15:55: New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell 'convinced' club will prise Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal New Barcelona president sure that Cesc will soon be arriving at Nou Camp — if only because there is no other club in the world he would leave the Gunners for.

Monday, June 21

07:32: Barcelona chief Joan Laporta insists Arsenal will 'give in' in Cesc Fabregas saga
The outgoing president of the Catalan club is sure they will get their man, but doesn't know when, though he admits it is now unlikely to happen before he hands over the reins to Sandro Rosell on July 1.

Getting shirty | Cesc dons a Barca shirt as a prank

Thursday, June 24

08:30: Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was my idol
Fabregas reveals that former Barca midfielder Pep was his boyhood idol and role model, that the Barcelona people treated him well when he was there recovering from a leg fracture earlier this year - and that he has a debt of gratitude and affection for Arsene Wenger.

Thursday, July 1

00:43:
Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas hints that he could remain with Arsenal
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has hinted that his move to Barcelona is not definite and the Spain international could remain with the Gunners after all.

Friday, July 2

21:46: Barcelona will not 'go crazy' to sign Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this summer - president Sandro Rosell
New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has insisted that the Spanish champions will not "go crazy" in their attempts to sign Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this summer.

Sunday, July 4

16:29: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is dreaming of Barcelona move - Gerard Pique
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique reckons Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas wants to join him at the Nou Camp next season.

Tuesday, July 6

13:30: New Barcelona president Sandro Rosell: We will not pay £50m for Cesc Fabregas

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has insisted that his club will not pay anywhere near the £50 million asking price being demanded by Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas.

Thursday, July 8

08:04: Cash crisis could see Barcelona being unable to sign Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas or Liverpool's Javier Mascherano - report

Friday, July 9

00:40: Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to meet Arsene Wenger in South Africa for crunch Cesc Fabregas talks - report

Monday, July 12

00:12: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses meeting with Barcelona officials over Cesc Fabregas transfer - report

11:07: Cesc Fabregas 'proud' to be an Arsenal player after Spain win World Cup 2010
Cesc Fabregas remained coy regarding his club future following Spain's win over the Netherlands in Sunday evening's World Cup final.

Tuesday, July 13

07:46: Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas wears Barcelona shirt as Spain celebrate World Cup 2010 triumph
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will have caused palpitations amongst Gunners fans after being pictured wearing a Barcelona shirt as Spain celebrated their World Cup triumph.

21:09:
Cesc Fabregas' father dismisses significance of his son donning Barcelona shirt
After having a Barcelona shirt forced onto him by Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol during Spain's World Cup celebrations, Fabregas' father has moved to play down the incident.

Wednesday, July 14

08:11: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas plays down significance of Barcelona shirt prank
Fabregas was quick to play down the significance of donning a Barcelona shirt, insisting it was "just a way of having fun". The Spain star also wants talk of a move to Barca to stop.

09:54: Arsenal tell Cesc Fabregas he is expected back for pre-season training in August
EXCLUSIVE: Arsene Wenger tells Cesc he can have three weeks to recover from the World Cup before returning to the London Colney training base to prepare for the new season, reinforcing Arsenal’s message that he is not for sale.

16:08
Lionel Messi becomes latest Barcelona star to urge Cesc Fabregas to leave Arsenal
Lionel Messi added his voice to the campaign to bring Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona, saying "it would be great" if Cesc joined Barca.

Saturday, July 17

18:41: Arsene Wenger calls for stop on discussion of Cesc Fabregas' Arsenal future
After Arsenal's 4-0 pre-season victory over Barnet, Wenger says he is glad the talk of Fabregas leaving has slowed and he simply does not want his captain to leave.

Sunday, July 18

12:49: Thierry Henry says Cesc Fabregas faces impossible choice between Arsenal & Barcelona
The New York Red Bulls striker says "It is hard because Fabregas is from Barcelona. I wouldn't like to be in his shoes that's all I can say.

14:15: Carles Puyol thinks Arsenal are wrong to stand in the way of Cesc Fabregas
Barcelona's captain says: "Cesc is the future of Barcelona and Arsenal can't do anything to stop that. I have just spent six weeks with him and there is only one club he wants to be at."

Monday, July 19

Barca boss Pep Guardiola has admitted he understands that Arsenal are keen to keep hold of Fabregas but insists the Catalans are still determined to bring the Gunners skipper back to Spain.

Wednesday, July 21

08:22: Barcelona star Xavi: Cesc Fabregas is 'on loan' at Arsenal
Fellow midfielder says Cesc will return in a year's time at the very latest, but adds that the Arsenal skipper won't do anything to upset Gunners fans.

14:55: Barcelona director Javier Bordas confirms Arsenal will not budge on Cesc Fabregas sale
Barca director Bordas admits the club are losing the battle to prise Fabregas from Arsenal, saying "the thing that is missing is Arsenal must want to sell. At the moment they do not."

Friday, July 23

11:05:
David Villa insists he'll do 'the maximum' to ensure Cesc Fabregas leaves Arsenal for Barcelona
Summer recruit from Valencia becomes latest member of the Barca squad to urge the Gunners' skipper to move.

Saturday, July 24

13:02: Arsene Wenger believes Cesc Fabregas requires time to recover from the World Cup final
Ignoring the transfer speculation, the Arsenal boss says he does not expect Fabregas to regain his match sharpness for Arsenal until early September following his captain's physical and mental exertions for Spain during the World Cup.

Sunday, July 25

10:54:
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta expects Cesc Fabregas to stay at Arsenal
"Cesc wants to be with us, but he told me how close Arsenal fans are to his heart," Fabregas' Spain team-mate Andres Iniesta tells reporters. Iniesta now believes Fabregas will stay at Arsenal for another season.

20:09: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas agrees personal terms with Barcelona - report
Sport claims that he has agreed his contract should he leave the Gunners - a five-year deal worth £5.9 million per season. But there is still no agreement between the clubs, with Arsene Wenger and Fabregas set to hold talks this week.

Tuesday, July 27

08:25:
Barcelona close to reaching agreement with Arsenal to sign Cesc Fabregas - report
Spanish report suggests a ‘secret agreement’ is in place and will be finalised once a few details have been cleared up - but both clubs have denied that they are in talks over a deal, and any fee remains unresolved.

12:22: Barcelona board spokesman claims Arsenal are unwilling to negotiate Cesc Fabregas deal
In contrast to the recent Spanish media reports, Barca official Toni Freixa admits the Gunners simply don't want to sell their captain so aren't prepared to discuss a deal.

Wednesday, July 28

09:14: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refuses to be drawn on Barcelona ‘noises’ over Cesc Fabregas move
The Frenchman cools the speculation, dismissing Catalan transfer claims as mere noises, and reiterating that Arsenal are very happy with their captain, an important player at the Emirates.

15:52:
Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas preparing to face backlash from Arsenal fans next week - report
Skipper bracing himself for reaction from disenchanted fans at club's public training session next week.

Thursday, July 29

15:02: Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas admits to struggling under transfer pressure: 'I am a Gunner, but Barcelona is where my heart is'
It's a tug of love between father-figure Wenger and Cesc's cultural and footballing roots.

16:06: Cesc Fabregas to repeat demand to move to Barcelona in meeting with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger within next 48 hours - report
A London newspaper claims Wenger will have to weigh up the merits of keeping an unhappy player at the Emirates for the coming season.

Friday, July 30

10:12: Barcelona defender Carles Puyol slams Arsenal for not allowing Cesc Fabregas to leave
The Barca skipper implies that Arsenal owe Cesc his 'dream move' in return for the seven years' service he's given the Gunners. Accusing them of failing to match the midfielder's expectations, Puyol questions why Arsenal would want to keep an unhappy player at the club.

17:55:
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: I always said Barcelona target Cesc Fabregas would remain at the club
Wenger insists the Gunners "deserve respect" and played down the significance of Fabregas donning a Barcelona shirt during Spain's World Cup 2010 celebrations.

20:54:
Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas should 'do what he really wants' - AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini
Fabregas' former team-mate Mathieu Flamini believes the Spaniard should "do what he really wants" with regards to a potential move to Barcelona.

Saturday, July 31

23:28: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger calls on Cesc Fabregas to commit to the club
Wenger asks his skipper to reveal his intentions and put an end to the speculation whilst insisting Fabregas will remain a Gunner next season.



Sunday, August 1

15:24: I would love Cesc Fabregas to come to Barcelona - Lionel Messi
Argentine ace reiterates his desire to see "his friend" Fabregas become a Barcelona player.

18:52: Arsenal defender Johan Djourou: We need Cesc Fabregas to stay
Swiss centre-back pleads with his skipper to remain at the Emirates.

Monday, August 2

09:33: Arsenal midfielder Denilson hits out at Barcelona over Cesc Fabregas transfer saga
Brazilian fellow Gunner criticises the endless stream of Barcelona players urging Cesc to quit Arsenal - especially Barca skipper Carles Puyol. Denilson doesn't believe Puyol and backs Fabregas to say and help the Gunners win a trophy this season.

Tuesday, August 3

13:33: All of us want Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas to join Barcelona - Andres Iniesta
Andres Iniesta insists that every player at Barcelona would like to see Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas ply his trade at Camp Nou.

17:48: Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola refuses to rule out move for Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas
Pep Guardiola confirms he has not given up hope of signing the Gunners skipper this summer.

Wednesday, August 4


11:06: Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to hold showdown talks with Arsene Wenger over Barcelona move - report

17:49:
Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta downbeat in chase for Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas
Former Spain goalkeeper wishes the midfielder had never left the club to join the Gunners in 2003.

Thursday, August 5

18:42: Arsene Wenger told me that Cesc Fabregas will stay at Arsenal - Kenny Sansom
Gunners legend insists skipper will stay after being told by Arsene Wenger he is going nowhere.

20:44: Cesc Fabregas tells Arsene Wenger he wants to stay at Arsenal - report

Friday, August 6

07:55: Ray Parlour: It's '50-50' whether Cesc Fabregas will stay at Arsenal
EXCLUSIVE: Former Gunners midfielder unsure whether Fabregas will stay at the Emirates, but believes squad has players to replace him if he does head to Barcelona


09:08: Barcelona launch last-ditch £35m bid for Cesc Fabregas - report

09:42: Barcelona have been 'completely disrespectful' to Arsenal over Cesc Fabregas - Bob Wilson
Former 'keeper unhappy over pursuit as he suggests Barca don't have the money for '£50m' Spaniard.

13:30: Cesc Fabregas confirms he's staying at Arsenal and respects decision of club not to sell him to Barcelona
Arsenal skipper ends speculation of a possible move to Barca by committing his future to the Gunners.

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