Fabregas joins in training
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas joined up with his team-mates for training at Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
Last Updated: 05/08/10 8:43pm
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas joined up with his team-mates for training at Emirates Stadium on Thursday morning.
Fabregas has been strongly linked with a return to first club Barcelona throughout the summer, with Arsenal rejecting a £30million bid for the midfielder.
Barca retain an interest in bringing the Spain international back to Camp Nou, despite the Gunners' insistence that their skipper is not for sale.
A series of public statements by Barca's most prominent players advocating a move for the World Cup winner has only served to increase speculation that Fabregas will leave the club.
Nevertheless, the Spain star looked at ease as he lined up alongside manager Arsene Wenger and the rest of the Arsenal squad for the team photo at the Emirates Stadium.
Fabregas and Robin van Persie, who had also been granted an extended holiday following his World Cup exploits with Holland, will train in front of an expected 10,000 Arsenal fans at the club's members' day in North London.