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Fabregas dedicates World Cup win to Arsenal

Cesc Fabregas has dedicated his World Cup medallion to Arsenal but was not completely convincing when quizzed on whether or not he would remain at the club.

The 23-year old was a key player in the second half of Spain's 1-0 final win over Holland, setting up Andres Iniesta's goal and was extremely proud after the match.

He said the win was for the Arsenal people but also spoke about himself being an Arsenal player in the past tense which would give fans no more comfort as to whether or not he will remain a Gunner as Barcelona continue to pursue him.

"I am really proud to have been an Arsenal player," Fabregas said.

"I am an Arsenal player and I am really proud to be able to give this trophy to all the fans. It is for all of them - they deserve it and they have a world famous club.

"All I can say now is that this is for the Arsenal players, for the Arsenal fans, for the manager and for all of the staff.

"I have had lots of texts and Blackberry messages. My phone is full. I had a text from Arsene Wenger. He said congratulations, you deserve it.

"I replied thanks you very much and said this is for all the Arsenal club, manager and players who have helped me be where I am today. I am, really proud. I will never take this medal off, I have two now!"

Although the comments came in the heat of the moment following a World Cup win, they clearly show that Fabregas' club future is not yet sorted.

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Andrew Slevison
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