Cesc Fabregas says he'd happily have played out his career at Arsenal if Barcelona had not come calling.

Fabregas says he was extremely happy at Arsenal and wouldn't have left for any other club.

"It was a dream for me to play for Barca, but I wasn't upset at Arsenal," the Spaniard told the French press ahead of Spain's match against France on Tuesday night.

"I lived in what, for me, is the most beautiful city in the world, I was in an incredible team with a great coach and the fans adored me.

"It was not a matter of life or death [to leave Arsenal]. If Barca had not come calling I would have spent my entire career at Arsenal. That is certain."