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Cesc denies gunning for Xavi Barcelona place

Cesc Fabregas insists he's not arrived to replace Xavi at Barcelona.

The former Arsenal captain is viewed as Xavi's success.

But Fabregas, 24, told Barcelona TV: "I think that Xavi still has some years left in him. He does things you wouldn't believe.

"I haven't come to retire Xavi. I came here to play with Xavi, to compete with Xavi, and to win with Xavi.

"What I'm saying about Xavi also goes for Andres [Iniesta] and Thiago. I think altogether we make a very good group. I know what we'll do. With the great group we are, we'll do great things together."

Fabregas also recognises he is still developing as a player and has arrived at the Camp Nou with a desire to learn.

"I'm very young and the best years of my football career are beginning now, and in the future," he said.

"I still have a lot to learn and hope to mature with Barca for many years to come."

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