Wenger won't confirm Fabregas, Nasri departure
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger today declined to confirm reports that Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri were set to be sold on the eve of the Premier League campaign.Updated: Aug 12, 2011 15:03 IST
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday declined to confirm reports that Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri were set to be sold on the eve of the Premier League campaign.
After days of intense speculation that Fabregas is on the brink of being sold to Barcelona, with Nasri heading to Manchester City, Wenger batted away questions about the two players at a press conference.
"I expect nobody to leave," Wenger said at the club's training ground as Arsenal prepared to travel to Newcastle for Saturday's season-opener.
"The best thing for us one day before the championship starts is not to focus on possible transfers.
"At the moment there is no news. If there is news I promise I will give it. I will decide what's best for the club."
Asked if he was disappointed at the attitude of Fabregas and Nasri in apparently engineering their transfers, Wenger replied: "My personal feelings are not important. What is important is the club and how well we do.
"I have not been disappointed with their attitudes. They are professionals. I take nothing personally.
"The transfer speculation is disruptive but that is not an excuse."
First Published: Aug 12, 2011 15:01 IST