By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger says there has been “no movement” on Cesc Fabregas’ situation despite media speculation linking the midfielder with a move to Barcelona increasing.

The midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to his former club this summer though Wenger has reiterated his desire for Fabregas to stay at Arsenal. When asked for an update on Friday, the manager insisted there was nothing to report.

“The position at the moment [with Fabregas] is a ‘no comment’ situation because there is no movement at all,” he told

Samir Nasri has also been linked with a move away from Emirates Stadium and Wenger hopes to sort out the Frenchman’s future soon.

Two players that Wenger has admitted could be leaving the Club this summer are Manuel Almunia and Nicklas Bendtner. Neither have travelled to Germany for the Club’s pre-season training camp.

“[It is] not completely [sorted that Samir will stay] but I want him to stay. He knows that. Hopefully we can sort that out in the coming weeks.”

“Alumina has been contacted by a few clubs, Bendtner as well,” he added. 

“As long as the situation is not settled, we have to focus on the coming season with the players we have. The players who are uncertain, it is difficult for them to focus on being completely committed.”

Copyright 2017 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to as the source
22 Jul 2011