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The Gunners playmaker is keen for the Barcelona midfielder to spurn the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City to rejoin the club whom he left for Camp Nou in 2011

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla is keen for Cesc Fabregas to turn down the Premier League teams chasing him and to return to north London this summer.

It has been revealed that Manchester City are preparing a €37 million bid for the Barcelona star, who is widely expected to leave Camp Nou, but Chelsea join Manchester United, Liverpool and the Gunners in also monitoring his situation.

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Fabregas spent eight years with Arsene Wenger's side before rejoining the club who oversaw his development at youth level in 2011 and Cazorla believes that it would be a good fit for his Spain team-mate.

"I have read that Cesc could go to Chelsea but I prefer it if he came to Arsenal. He has given a lot to the club and he knows it well," the ex-Villarreal star told reporters ahead of La Roja's final World Cup warm-up game against El Salvador.

"I hope that he is happy, he chooses his club well and is comfortable there."

Cazorla argues that Fabregas's performances for Barcelona have not merited some of the criticism that has been sent his way and believes that he would be warmly welcomed back on British shores.

The playmaker added: "I don't see any differences between his performances in the Premiership and with Barca.

"His record is spectacular at Barcelona and he has demonstrated that he has adapted but they haven't given him the same value as in England."

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