Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas insists he never made comments about new contract talks last week.

"I haven't spoken to the board about that. The coach has never spoken about it with me. It was made up," he said.

"There's a young side here, very competitive. Nobody has a place guaranteed - we all have to fight for our places - and there is the potential there.

"Of course, I can see myself here for a long, long time."