And Puyol told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘‘Cesc is a really nice guy and desperate to become a Barcelona player.
“But he is not the sort of player to be ruthless and start using the media to get him the move that he wants. There are many players who would try all sorts of tricks to make it impossible to ever play for Arsenal again but that is not his style.
“I think Arsenal need to respect his class and show the same class by giving the guy who has given so much to them the move that he and his family want.
“He isn’t just being deprived of moving to the best club in the world.
“More importantly, he is being deprived of coming home.
“He has tried everything to win trophies at Arsenal and when he sees the success so many of his Spanish team-mates are having at Barcelona, it’s only natural that he should want to be a part of that.”