Arsenal v Barcelona - JG Preview


Arsenal v Barcelona - JG Preview

Messi Suarez Neymar
Messi Suarez Neymar

The Gunners take on Barcelona at Emirates Stadium in the Champions League.

You can find out more about their opponents below:

Full name: Barcelona
Manager: Luis Enrique
Club colours: Blue and red stripped shirt, blue shorts, blue socks
Nickname: Culés

Three facts about Barcelona:

  • Arsenal have scored in their last 13 Champions League games, their best run since their 21 games in a row from October 2003 to November 2005.
  • Barcelona have won the Champions League in four of the last 10 seasons. No other team has won it more than once in the same period. They could become the first team since AC Milan to win back-to-back European Cup/Champions League titles. The Rossoneri did it in 1989 & 1990.
  • Arsenal and Barcelona’s seven previous Champions League encounters have produced 27 goals, an average of 3.86 per game.


Lionel Messi BarcelonaStar man: Lionel Messi
It goes without saying who Barcelona’s danger man is. Arguably the greatest player of all time, Messi is a player who needs no introduction. Accompanied alongside Luis Suarez and Neymar, Arsenal’s defenders will have their hands full.