Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta expects Cesc Fabregas to now stay with Arsenal.

He has spoken to Fabregas and hopes the 23-year-old can lead Arsenal to Premier League glory this season.

"Cesc wants to be with us, but he told me how close the Arsenal fans are to his heart," Iniesta told the News of the World.

"He is a special player and I hope he wins the title at Arsenal this season.

"For them to win Cesc will have to stay fit and injury-free but he deserves to finish with a title.

"For all the work he has put in at Arsenal it would be a shame if it was all fruitless.

"I have seen time after time Lionel Messi win games for Barcelona when the rest of the team have not been on form and Cesc can do that for Arsenal this season."

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