Henry with mixed emotions over Arsenal tie

Barcelona could face Arsenal in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The draw will be held on Friday morning.

He told The Sun: “Of course it would be special to draw Arsenal. Everyone knows that.

“It will be a really weird feeling if we get them because of the love I have for the club and the fans.

“I haven’t had the chance to go back to The Emirates to watch a game since I joined Barcelona.

“We play on Sunday quite often in Spain and with training the day before and Champions League matches as well it has not been possible to get there.

“A lot of people are still there from my time at Arsenal – not just players but people behind the scenes who make it such a great club.”

He continued: “I don’t have the same special bond with The Emirates as I did Highbury. In my last season there I only played about 18 games because of injury.

“I’m a Highbury man as I played there for seven of the eight years I was at Arsenal. All the Arsenal fans would tell you Highbury was pretty special and pretty different. So my bond is not with the stadium but with the club and the fans.

“That’s why it would be so strange and difficult to play against Arsenal. I’m not saying I’d prefer to avoid them but if we get Arsenal in the draw it will be really weird.”