By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger fully intends to keep hold of Cesc Fabregas this year - and for years to come.
There has been a consistent stream of stories surrounding the sale of Arsenal's captain to Barcelona this summer, even though the Club issued a firm statement last month reiterating that Fabregas is not for sale.
The "transfer noise" - as Wenger describes it - refuses to die down with some reports suggesting that even if Fabregas stayed at Emirates Stadium this season, he would rejoin Barcelona next summer.
Wenger thinks otherwise and sees no reason why Fabregas will not be an Arsenal player beyond 2011.
"Look at the length of his contract and you will see he has five or six years to go," said the Frenchman.
"When you sign a contract it means we are committed to a player to pay him and keep him no matter what happens."