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Gunners ace has mixed emotions over Barca interest
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admits he is torn over his future with Barcelona eager to bring him back to the Catalan giants.
The Spain international left Camp Nou as a teenager to join the Gunners fearing he would be unable to break the club's talented first team.
Fabregas has grown and developed with the north Londoners into one of the world's best midfielders, prompting Barca`s interest.
The 23-year-old admits he is a Catalan at heart but that his commitment tois not something he can simply disregard.
"I'm a Barca fan, I'm a socio, as is my grandfather, my uncle, my cousin... I have felt the colours from a young age, I'm Catalan," he told magazine DIR Emotions.
"However, I'm the captain of Arsenal, I'm a 'Gunner', and I have become a player there and matured as a person."
During that time, Fabregas has grown up under the tutelage ofand he admits to a strong bond with his French boss.
"He is a second father for me, the most important person in my life after my father. He has behaved really well with me and taken me in like a son. I am part of his family," he said.
"He doesn't want me to leave. And in my last conversation with him in London, it was one of the most difficult moments I have experienced. I ended up very upset."