Former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has made his intentions very clear and is in no mood to leave the Spanish Giants. Barcelona signed Fabregas from the North London club during the last summer transfer window.

Fabregas rubished the rumours surrounding his departure from the Catalan club and insisted that he is happy with his current club. The Spaniard went on to accpet that he has to prove his worth at the club week-in, week-out, if he is to remain key to Tito Vilanova's plans.

"I said when I signed here that it was going to be the most exciting and difficult challenge of my life. I knew I was coming here to compete for a place against the best players in the world" Fabregas said.

"But I like big challenges. If I didn't, I would have stayed at Arsenal where I was the captain, where I played every game and where I was treated so well. I would never have taken the big step and the huge risk to sign for Barca and fight with the best players in the world for a place in the team especially as there were never any guarantees given that I would play.

"I have a big heart, I have a strong character and I have the courage to carry on competing for my place. It's a challenge I always wanted and it's just as hard as I expected, mainly because I am impatient to succeed"

"Both teams play similar football. But at Barcelona they have taught me if I stay in my position the ball will come to me and I will see far more of it than if I go looking for it. It has been a big change but I'm learning very fast now and my team-mates have been amazingly supportive. I know that I can succeed here" The Spaniard went on to add.