Fabregas torn between Arsenal and Barca

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas admits he is torn between a move to Barcelona or remaining in north London.

Fabregas has long been linked with a return to Barca, the club where he started his career as a youth player, but Arsenal are unwilling to let one of their star players leave and have already turned down a £29m bid from the Catalan giants.

The 23-year-old admits he is drawn to Barca, having supported the club for his whole life, but says a recent conversation with Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has left him in doubt as to where is future lies.

“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,” Fabregas said in an interview to 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 of Wenger and the Spain midfielder says the Arsenal coach is like a second father for him.

“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.”

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