Despite the rumours swirling around his mooted move to Barcelona, Arsenal captain Cesc Fábregas insists he is prepared to stay in north London.

Despite admitting to frustration with Arsenal’s recent lack of silverware, Fábregas has claimed he will not agitate for a transfer.

Fábregas said: “Barcelona are the best team in the world and going there guarantees titles. But I owe myself to Arsenal.

“Any player who says he is not frustrated at not winning titles is lying. I am ambitious. [But] I have not spoken to the manager. He is the boss, he takes decisions and I don’t know if they want to sell me or not.

“I have values and after all that I have done in eight years here I am not going to say a word that would ruin everything. I have always acted with discretion.

“Everyone sees things in a different way but in these [sorts of] decisions, not everything depends on the player. If I said anything else it would be a lie, it would give rise to speculation that is not true.

“I am very happy at Arsenal. I am not going to talk about any team – but I can’t say no to anyone because you never know what could happen in the future.”

Barça have tried and failed to sign their former player in each of the last two summer transfer windows.