By Chris Harris

According to Arsène Wenger, Lionel Messi makes the impossible, possible.

The Argentinean stole the show on Tuesday night with an awesome foursome to knock Arsenal out of the Champions League at the Quarter-Final stage.

Wenger was left to digest an emphatic 6-3 aggregate defeat and, predictably, his post-match press conference at the Nou Camp centred on the exquisite skills of Barcelona's match-winner.

The Arsenal manager is not sure whether Messi can be described as an ‘all-time great' just yet - he is only 22 after all - but Wenger believes that the sky is the limit for the diminutive striker.

"I don't know [if he is a ‘great']," said Wenger. "He is very young but he can achieve a lot. 

"For example I don't know how many players in the world who could score that fourth goal he scored. It looks impossible but he makes it possible. 

"He has something exceptional and he is in his prime. This boy now has six or seven years in front of him and if nothing happens to him he can reach unbelievable levels."

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