The two sides met in the Champions League last month, with the Catalans again progressing.
The former Atletico Madrid midfielder joined the reigning La Liga champions last summer in a big money move.
He had to wait until this year for his debut though, with the Catalan giants under a transfer ban when he joined the club.
He has so far struggled to shine at the Nou Camp, although that is arguably hard to do in a team full of superstars, and he admits he once feared only playing well would see him join Arsenal, not Barcelona.
“I felt that I would sign for Barca,” he told Diari Ara.
“In all honesty I used to think, ‘If I play very well I will end up signing for Barca, because my style fits into this team. If I play well, I will end up at Arsenal.'”
“Because of my style with the ball, playing simple, short, aggressively when needs be, but above all with high quality, I knew that I could make it at Barcelona.”
While a move to Arsenal may not have been as bad as Turan makes it sound, there’s no denying there’s a gulf in class between them and Barcelona.
That was evidenced when the two sides met in the Champions League last month as Barca yet again progressed in a classy display over both legs.
The reigning European champions ran out as 5-1 winners in that last 16 clash and now face Turan’s former club Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals.