Barcelona v Arsenal - JG Preview

Alexis v Barcelona
Alexis in action against Barcelona

 The Gunners take on Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the Champions League.

You can find out more about their opponents below:

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

Three facts about Barcelona:

  • Arsenal are the only team alongside Real Madrid to have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League every season since the new format in 2003/04. 
  • Arsenal and Barcelona's eight previous Champions League encounters have produced 29 goals, an average of 3.6 per game.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last three away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League (W2 D1).


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.