Fabregas rules out English move

The Spain midfielder, who arrived in North London from Barcelona in

2003, has previously admitted his ambition to one day return to

Camp Nou to play for the senior team. However, the 23-year-old

insists he will not follow in the footsteps of fellow Spaniard

Fernando Torres, who moved from Liverpool to Chelsea, and join

another English team when the time comes for him to leave the

Gunners. He said: “If some day I leave Arsenal it will never be to

sign for another English team.” Catalan giants Barca had a

£35million bid for Fabregas turned down by Arsenal last summer

and have made no secret of their desire to bring him back to the

club. But the Spaniard refuses to make any rash decisions over his

future, insisting patience is key. He added: “You have to have

patience with things and wait for the right moment. “The day that I

leave Arsenal I will do it with my head, not just because. “As well

as that, who can be sure that you are going to play in a new team?”

Arsenal have not secured silverware in six years, but Fabregas

insists he has plenty of time to win trophies, drawing on friend

and Barcelona captain Carles Puyol as an example. “Here I have the

great fortune that at a personal level, despite not having won

much, I’m doing very well,” he said. “I spoke with (Barcelona

captain Carles) Puyol and he told me that at 26 he hadn’t won

anything. Puyol, who has won everything in the football world!

“Patience and hard work are the most important things in life.”