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Arsenal boss Wenger dreads more Barcelona transfer talk for Cesc

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger knows their Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona will spark a new round of transfer speculation for captain Cesc Fabregas.

Wenger is keen for the build-up not to focus on Cesc's links with Barca.

"I believe it is an exciting tie for football reasons," he told arsenal.com.

"The worry in the modern game is when you go to matches, you do not focus on football any more.

"When Chelsea played against Man City, people were more focussed on the Wayne Bridge/John Terry handshake. I was excited to watch a good football game.

"We have to make sure in our job we focus on what is important and what we love, it is not the stories which the media dictates to people - it should be about what really matters to people and that means football.

"In my job, I have to make sure that is the case."

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