Johan Djourou and the Arsenal back four face the daunting task of defending against last season’s Champions League tormentor, Lionel Messi, when Barcelona visit Emirates Stadium tonight.

The gifted Argentinean single-handedly won the Quarter-Final tie at the Nou Camp with a sublime quartet to see Barcelona to a 6-3 aggregate victory.

Djourou didn’t feature in either game so what are his plans to counter the threat of Messi?

Ahead of tonight’s game, the defender spoke to TV Online.

He discussed:

  • the quality of Barcelona
  • learning from last year's tie
  • the prospect of facing Messi
  • going into the tie as underdogs

Subscribers can now watch this exclusive interview ‘on demand’.

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 16 Feb 2011