Arda Turan has said he would have settled for signing for Arsenal if his performances had not been good enough for a move to Barcelona.
The Turkey international, whose club beat Arsenal 5-1 on aggregate to reach the Champions League quarterfinals, has said he would have considered a switch to the Gunners.
Turan is quoted by The Independent as telling Diari Ara: "I felt that I would sign for Barca. Honestly, I thought: 'If I play very well I'll end up signing for Barca, because my style fits this team. If I play well, finish at Arsenal.'
"For my style, with ball, playing easy, short, aggressive when needed, but especially good, I knew I could get here in Barcelona."
Earlier this month, Turkey coach Fatih Terim said Turan's feeding of Barcelona's front three could help the club win the Treble again this year.