Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is refusing to give up hope of making his comeback from a broken leg in the Champions League Final.
Fabregas has been told he will miss the remainder of the domestic season after suffering a small crack in his right fibula during the latter stages of Wednesday's 2-2 Champions League draw with Barcelona.
He is facing around six weeks on the sidelines and is now involved in a race against time to prove his fitness for Spain's World Cup squad.
However, Fabregas is refusing to give up hope of making a comeback in the Champions League Final should the Gunners overcome Barcelona in next week's second leg at the Camp Nou.
"My leg is broken - and I feel broken too," Fabregas told The Sun.
"The penalty I scored against Barcelona could be my last act as an Arsenal player this season.
"But I have to cling to the hope that we can get through at the Nou Camp, win our semi-final and I might be fit for the Champions League Final.
"That might be asking a lot, but it is my dream and what I pray for.''