Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has scoffed at reports that Manchester City want to buy Cesc Fabregas.

The prospect of City snaring his skipper was put to Wenger at his pre-match press conference and, predictably, the Frenchman gave it short shrift.

Indeed, Wenger pointed out that only three Arsenal players are technically available at the moment - the ones who have yet to agree a new deal at Emirates Stadium.

"That is their [City's] problem," Wenger told arsenal.com.

"It's simple. If they want to buy a player from Arsenal Football Club, apart from Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Sol Campbell, [they cannot because] the players are all under contract.

"If they want to play with my players, they have to me."