Barcelona midfielder Alex Song would have welcomed a return to Arsenal when the Champions League round of 16 draw was made in Nyon this morning.
The Spanish giants are one of six teams Arsene Wenger’s group runners-up could have faced.
Song swapped the Emirates Stadium for the Nou Camp when he joined the Arsenal exodus during the summer and expects only one outcome if they meet for a place in the quarter-finals.
“Of course I would like to play against Arsenal. For me to go back there, where I had seven magnificent years, would be something very special,” the 25-year-old said.
“If we draw Arsenal I’d be happy to see the fans again and go back to the club, even though if we go there it will be to get the best result possible.
“Arsenal’s a big club, but Barcelona’s a level above because of the talent of the players there.