Arsenal winger Theo Walcott now understands why Cesc Fabregas was so desperate to return to Barcelona.

England winger Walcott and Fabregas were Arsenal team-mates for five years until the Spain midfielder got his dream move back to his boyhood club in August.

Walcott said: "He was an absolutely fantastic player for Arsenal - throughout the years he went up so many levels.

"Now he puts on a Barca shirt and it just seems to suit him.

"He was fantastic for Arsenal but he has fitted into the Barcelona team so well, he's scoring goals and enjoying himself."