Wenger won't sell stars

April 25, 2011 - 0:0

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has no intention of parting with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere this summer.

With the Gunners facing up to the prospect of yet another trophy-less campaign, speculation regarding the future of their most influential stars has resurfaced.
Club captain Fabregas has been strongly linked with a return to his Barcelona roots for some time, with the Catalan giants having led a summer-long chase of the midfielder last year.
Recent reports have also suggested that Wilshere is being courted by a number of top clubs, with ambitious Manchester City thought to be heading the queue.
Wenger, though, is adamant that no-one at Emirates Stadium will be allowed to move on unless the club gives the green light, with long-term contracts there for a reason.
""When you sign a contract for four or five years, you are committed through your contract to win trophies with the club where you sign,"" said the French tactician.
""It is in no contract that if you do not win a trophy the first year, you can leave.
“Nobody asks them to wait. We can win straight away. You speak like the players are not responsible for winning trophies. They are also responsible, like I am, and the fans are.
""Why do you think we pay the players? A club, a football team, is a togetherness between the manager, the players, the club, the philosophy. It's a very different thing to say, 'If you do not win, I go'.
""Why should we sell Cesc? We have built a team around Cesc and we have now Jack Wilshere as well. We want to keep doing that.""
(Source: Skysports)