Fabregas risks his career if he leaves Arsenal: Wenger

Updated: May 20, 2011, 17:21 PM IST

London: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has started mind games to retain his skipper by saying that Cesc Fabregas risks his career going ‘nowhere’ if he leaves the club.

Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid all want the Spanish star in their line-ups next season.

Fabregas, 24, is upset that Arsenal have finished another season without a trophy.

Wenger said: “What guarantees you that if you go somewhere else you will win trophies? The biggest pride for a captain is to be committed to his club and deliver trophies with his team. A player who changes his club every time he is frustrated or when he doesn’t win a trophy, goes nowhere.”

“I believe the quality of sports life is to be committed to his club and not just to move out when it does not go well. Cesc Fabregas played 25 league games this season out of 38 and we expect him to play between 30 and 38,” said Wenger.

“That will make a huge difference to our efficiency as well. I expect him to be here next season as well. I will fight very hard to keep him here. You have always to fight when you have a player of that quality,” he said.

“We will give absolutely the maximum to win trophies next season - but you cannot guarantee that, only if you are crazy,” Wenger added.