The Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas spent 8 seasons with Arsenal and after making his move to the Spanish club he has expressed his wish of someday returning to the club that saw him grow up since he was a youngster.

He said: “Arsenal is in my heart and always will be. I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to go back and play there one day, or maybe after football.

“It’s a club that is always going to be there and will always open its doors to me. The club’s like a family so, even if it wasn’t as a coach, I’m sure they’d give me the chance to play a role.

“Sol [Campbell] is there now. Arsenal helps a lot with the formation of coaches. [Dennis] Bergkamp also went there two, three times a week when he was doing his coaching badges. In that sense it’s a lovely club and there might be the chance to do something with them.”

His transfer to Barcelona finalized one of the longest and most recurrent transfer sagas of modern times. With each passing season more and more rumors kept on emerging with the Catalan club trying to make an approach for Fabregas but the offers being declined mostly by Arsene Wenger until the tactician could not refuse an offer of £35 million for the Spanish midfielder.

The time he lasted with Arsenal however will not be forgotten for him as he has also stated about being involved as a future coach for the English club as he wants to see his former club achieve glory and win silverware.

“They’ve started very well. They look very strong; let’s see how they last.

“In the Premier League you can be going well and then you lose two games and you slip away quickly.