ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger has told Cesc Fabregas to focus on the World Cup after the pair sat down for talks this week.

The Gunners captain has told Wenger he wants to leave for Barcelona, but the 23-year-old Spaniard revealed he had a 'great' conversation with his manager.

Fabregas told Sky Sports News: "It was probably the greatest conversation I have had with someone in my life.

"I have great respect for him, for Arsenal Football Club and the Arsenal fans. Sometimes not even in my house I felt more love than I felt at Arsenal.

"He (Wenger) told me to concentrate on my football and the World Cup and he will deal with whatever happens in my future."

Barcelona are believed to have contacted Arsenal to discuss Fabregas' availability, although the Gunners have denied a formal bid has been received.

The midfielder has joined up with the Spain squad ahead of this summer's World Cup in South Africa, having recovered from the broken leg that caused him to miss the last few games of Arsenal's season.

Fabregas added: "It's not up to me anymore. It's just now about Arsenal and whoever it has to be and that's it. I don't want to say anything else.

"I just want to be focused for the World Cup because it's the most important thing. The rest, the future, I'm not interested in the future.

"The only important thing is to form part of this team and play in the World Cup.

"When I play it is always to win and help my tema-mates. I will give everything to help Spain be champions."