Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hinted that his future at the club could be determined by Arsene Wenger remaining in charge of the club.
“I’m aiming to see out my contract at Arsenal, but my future is undoubtedly linked with that of Arsene Wenger,” Fabregas told AS.
“He (Wenger) was the person who came out and defended me when there was talk of me leaving and he was the person who signed me when I was just 16.
“He has a contract until 2008 and despite what people are saying I’m confident he will stay on.”
Wenger’s position at Arsenal has come under scrutiny following the departure from the board of vice-chairman David Deinbecause of “irreconcilable differences” with the rest of the board over the a possible takeover by American tycoon Stan Kroenke.
“When I finish my time in the Premiership I would like to play in the Spanish league,” said Fabregas.
“I’m attracted by the philosophy of a number of clubs and so it would be nice to return one day.”
Fabregas, who will turn 20 next month, signed a new eight-year contract with Arsenal at the start of this season.