Fabregas vows to take Arsenal to winner's podium against Barca

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Barcelona (Spain), Mar.31 (ANI): Arsenal skipper Cesc abregas has vowed to take the Gunners to the winner's podium in tonight's Champion League clash against Barcelona, despite fears over his injury.

However, Coach Arsene Wenger has said that he will wait until the last minute before deciding whether Fabregas has recovered enough from right leg and knee bruises to play, The Sun reports.

The Spanish star has said that he is desperate to face Barca.

He told a pal: "I'll do everything I can to play."

In an exclusive Sun interview, Fabregas revealed just how much playing against the Catalans means to him.

"Ever since the draw was made I've dreamt about this game and I am desperate to play in it. I've never disguised my affection for Barcelona, it's where I was brought up and where I learned so many beautiful things about football," the 22-year-old star said.

"But Arsenal has the same principles and this is our chance to show the world that we can stand shoulder to shoulder with Barcelona and emerge triumphant. You can't imagine how much I want to be part of that," he added.

A cautious Wenger said: "He didn't appear in training because at the moment he is not fit to play. We will give ourselves 24 hours more and assess the situation. If Cesc is fit I will play him and the medical staff tells me there is still a chance he will be available. But that will be decided in the warm-up tomorrow night. That tells you how late we'll leave it.

"If he is not capable to play I wouldn't even put him on the bench," he added. (ANI)

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