By Declan Taylor

Arsène Wenger was never in any doubt about Cesc Fabregas’ commitment to Arsenal.

Following media reports linking Fabregas with a move to AC Milan, the Spaniard reaffirmed his happiness at Emirates Stadium earlier in the week.

Wenger, who appointed the 21-year-old as the new club captain 10 days ago, is well aware of Fabregas’ dedication to the Arsenal cause but admitted that the midfielder will always be a target for transfer speculation.

“I have no doubts about his commitment to the Club,” said Wenger at Friday’s pre-match press conference.

“The only problem now is that he has to say every three months he is committed to the Club because of the speculation.”

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