Fabregas concerned by injury, not talk of future
Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas played down speculation that his future lies outside the Premier League as he works to overcome a hamstring injury.
Fabregas was quoted by a Spanish newspaper Tuesday saying his focus is on recovering from the injury and not the constant press reports linking him with European champion Barcelona and Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old has been a regular since the age of 16, soon after he joined the north London club from Barcelona’s youth academy. The Arsenal captain has been regularly linked with a move back to Spain since the summer.
"I’ve come to one conclusion – it’s better not to talk about these things," Fabregas said. "You know the only thing that worries me? This injury. I want to recover from this slight muscle problem as soon as possible."
The Spain international aggravated his injury when he scored his second goal in a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. Fabregas is awaiting a medical scan to show the extent of the injury, which could keep him out for as long as three weeks.
"I didn’t want to risk it," Fabregas said. "But I don’t like sitting on the bench and I was feeling good."
Arsenal, which hasn’t won a trophy since 2005, is third in the Premier League, seven points behind leader Chelsea with two games in hand.