Contrary to baseless reports currently making the rounds that Arsenal' captain Francesc Fabregas is (remember he only said he might not will) set to return to his boyhood club (Barcelona), where he played in the youth ranks before joining the Gunners back in 2003.
The club in question has issued an official statement via its Sporting Director Txiki Begiristain, who stated in unequivocal terms that, as long as, the coveted star remains a Gunner, they will continue to respect his agreement with the North London outfit.
Begiristain today told the club's official website: "It's great news that he wants to come here and I think that one day Cesc will have to come to Barca. But what matters is Arsenal and what their decision is."
He added: "They think he is a very important player for them.
"We have to respect that.
"At times the wishes of players do not come true because they are under contract.
"That he says that he wants to come to Barca is a synonym that things are being done well here.
"I don't know when but I have the impression that he is a Barca (style) player and that he will enjoy it very much.
"I wish it was as soon as possible. But we have to respect Arsenal's wishes and the contract he has."
The 23-year-old is under contract at Arsenal until June 2014, so it is only reasonable to conclude that Arsenal and Arsenal alone can/will decide the future of their employee period!!!