Fabregas told The Sun: “By becoming captain it shows how much I’m committed to the club.
“I actually feel I’ve shown commitment since I arrived here.”
He added: “Each year people talk about me leaving yet I’m still here and I want to be part of the future of Arsenal.
“I love the club and I’m totally committed to it. I’m not looking to play anywhere else.
“Of course, the future for Arsenal is bright. The players are very much looking forward to the next few years.”
Manager Arsene Wenger said: “I have never doubted Cesc’s commitment and that was one of the reasons for making him captain.
“It’s important you are the voice of the club to the outside and your commitment is not questioned.
“Cesc has the leadership qualities, the experience and the confidence of the other players.”