Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed he would love to return to Arsenal if he was ever forced to leave the Spanish club.

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Fabregas finally completed a protracted transfer to the Catalan giants this summer for a fee worth an initial £25 million, after a long-running saga that resulted in a fair amount of bad blood between the two clubs.

The 24-year-old was emotional upon leaving north London in August, and has now revealed that the Gunners are the only club he would want to go to if his second spell at his boyhood team ever has to come to an end.

"If I have to leave Barcelona, I will go back to Arsenal - I would like to," Fabregas told Sky Sports News. "I am not embarrassed to say that the day I left I could only say 'Thank you very much', I couldn't say more.

"I'm not embarrassed to say that I nearly cried. Arsene Wenger, I have never met someone that loyal. He is one of the best, I really believe that."