Enrique - This is an appealing game

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By Lloyd Webb

Luis Enrique says Arsenal’s game against Barcelona has the potential to be “one of the most appealing” fixtures around.

The Gunners host the Spanish side - who are unbeaten in 32 games in all competitions - on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

"We know Arsenal are a good team"

Luis Enrique

This will be Barcelona’s first visit to Emirates Stadium under Luis Enrique and the Catalan side's manager is expecting a thrilling game.

“On paper, this is one of the most attractive and appealing types of games you are going to find,” he said. “That is if you like this style of football, some like it more straight forward.

“There are so many styles. I think we are going to see a really good game as we both want to dominate and win as well. I have seen Arsenal before twice this season. They are going to press high at some moments in the game.


"I hope that we can keep hold of possession and put into practice our talent. We know Arsenal are a good team, good in positions and have really good players.”



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