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Fabregas: I was 100% focused on Arsenal

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Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has dismissed claims his mind wasn't on the job at the Emirates in his final season with the club.

The Spanish international was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer of 2010, but the move to the Nou Camp failed to come to fruition until the following year.

In between, Fabregas endured a stop-start season for the Gunners due to injury, but is in no doubt that when he was fully fit, he gave his all for Arsene Wenger's side.

“Not for one moment (did I think of leaving), because I never knew what the future held,” Fabregas told Fifa.com.

“I was an Arsenal player and under contract until 2014, so I wasn’t thinking of leaving. Some people claimed that, just because I didn’t play very much and had a lot of injuries, that it was a bad season for me. I disagree. I still scored nine goals and made 20 assists.

“However, what is true is that I had one injury after another, and every time I got back to full fitness, something else would happen and I’d have to start again from scratch. For all that, mentally I was 100 per cent focused on Arsenal.”

Fabregas has done well since moving to the Nou Camp, and took his personal goal tally to seven this term with a brace for Pep Guardiola's side in their 5-0 win over Levante.

As for Arsenal, they appeared to be struggling without the 24-year-old at the start of the campaign, but have quickly turned things around in north London and now sit fifth in the Barclays Premier League table.

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