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Wenger stands firm over duo

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Arsene Wenger has come out fighting amidst intense media reports that both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will leave the club this summer.

The transfer saga of club captain Fabregas has stretched out for several seasons, with speculation that this will finally be the summer that sees the Spaniard reunited with boyhood club Barcelona.

Nasri's potential departure has come as more of a shock, with the Frenchman tipped to leave Arsenal for either Manchester City or Manchester United.

Barcelona have reportedly had a bid for Fabregas in the region of £27 million rejected. Arsenal have reportedly been holding out for £35 million, but Wenger confirmed the club did not want to sell their Spanish skipper for any price.

Wenger told the official Arsenal website: “Our position is always the same, we want to keep Cesc and I will fight as hard as I can to keep him.

“Samir Nasri is exactly the same. We will do everything we can to keep him.”


 

Nasri, who has 12 months left on his contract, has been tipped to join either of the Manchester clubs before Arsenal fly to Asia for a pre-season tour.

The squad that will travel has already been selected by the French manager, and is due to be announced tomorrow. Wenger expects Nasri to be on the plane.

“We will take the strongest squad possible [but] Fabregas will not travel because he has a small muscular problem.”

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