Cesc Fàbregas / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

“All of the rivals are difficult, but I’d be excited to play against Arsenal because of my affinity and love for that club. It would be a very special tie for me.” Cesc Fàbregas expressed his preference ahead of the Champions League Round of 16 draw scheduled for December 20.

In a promotional event, the Barça midfielder talked about Messi’s injury scare: “Thankfully it was only a knock and, knowing him, I’m sure that he’ll want to play on Sunday. We’re lucky that Leo isn’t seriously injured.”