Gerard Pique admits Barcelona players expect Cesc Fabregas to lead out Arsenal tomorrow night at Emirates stadium.

Pique has revealed that he has been swapping texts with the Arsenal midfielder and the Barcelona defender is confident they can stop him.

Pique said: "We've been swapping texts and Cesc is optimistic [he will play]. I know that he will be desperate to play. He will see this as the game of the season.

"Cesc is the king at Arsenal. We know how important it will be to stop him because Arsenal are very dangerous, especially with Cesc in their team.

"People talk about Arsenal copying our style. I don't mean to sound arrogant, but it's impossible to copy our style. I am confident by the end of the second leg that Cesc will not be happy."