By Chris Harris
"If you want my opinion, I'm not sure he would even get in their team."
That quote, referring to Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona and transfer speculation linking the two, was attributed to Peter Hill-Wood this week. But Arsène Wenger does not believe the Arsenal chairman actually said it.
The manager cast doubt on those midweek reports when he faced the media at his pre-match press conference on Friday and reiterated his own belief that Fabregas could be a star anywhere in the world.
"I don't know about that [quote]," said Wenger. "I don't know if that is true.
"I think Cesc can get in any team in the world because he is one of the best players in the world and I am not completely confident that Mr Hill-Wood has said that."