Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

'Unsettled' Fabregas misses out

Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas will take no part in the Emirates Cup this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Barcelona are looking to bring the World Cup winner back to the Nou Camp, but Arsenal remain determined to hold out for a £40million fee.

Fabregas has not featured in any of Arsenal's pre-season games, officially at least as he works on his match fitness following a troublesome hamstring. Speaking at Friday afternoon's press conference ahead of the Emirates Cup, Wenger said: "He is not settled, with his injury and his situation. That has to be sorted out soon."

Wenger insists he will not allow the saga over Fabregas' future to roll on indefinitely.

"He is coming back from an injury and is not settled with us," the Arsenal manager said.

"You know all the speculation which is around his position, that has to be sorted out soon."

Wenger maintains he has to concentrate on those players who are fully committed to the Arsenal cause.

"There is only one deadline, it is on August 31. The other deadline is for us to get everybody focused, the players who are really committed to the club, my energy and my focus goes on them," he said.

"That is what I focus on, I cannot help the other situation, because it does not only depend on me, it depends on the players and on the other clubs."

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