Iniesta itching for Cesc reunion

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Barcelona starlet Andres Iniesta is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas in the UEFA Champions League final in Paris.

Although Iniesta is three years older than his Gunners counterpart, the pair were both in Barca's youth ranks at the same time and have played together for Spain's Under-21 side.

There are more than a few similarities between their games also with both creative, probing midfielders with a great range of passing.

Iniesta, who has been at Camp Nou since the age of 12, is hoping he will get the chance to renew acquaintance with his old sparring partner at the Stade de France on May 17 and believes the North Londoners are worthy finalists.

"It would be beautiful to have a duel with Cesc in Paris, I think it's good that two young players like us will be there," he told radio Marca.

"Arsenal are a great team, they have many qualities, if they have made the final it's because they deserve it.

"There are no favourites for the final - that's not trying to play mind-games, it's just the truth is that there are no favourites in finals."