When we played Barcelona in Seaman's testimonial

We face Barcelona in the final match of our US tour on Thursday, July 27 (kick-off 3.30am BST), and there have been some classic encounters between the sides down the years.

However, one such game that might have slipped from your memory or passed you by was when the Catalan club featured in David Seaman's testimonial game back in May 2001 at Highbury.

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It allowed former Gunners Marc Overmars and Emmanuel Petit a chance to once again play in front of their former supporters, who turned up in their droves to show their appreciation for "Safe Hands" - so much so kick-off had to be delayed by 20 minutes to get everyone in.

It wasn't all smiles though as striker Alfonso netted twice early on to give the visitors a 2-0 win, despite Seaman's best efforts as he took a free-kick later in the half before being substituted 10 minutes on time to a rapturous ovation.

Interestingly, future Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina our custodian's opposite number, while Paul Merson made a guest appearance for us.

Press the play button above to watch the key moments from the match - including some fine saves from our former No. 1.

Arsenal: Seaman (Taylor 81), Dixon (Lincoln 75), Grimandi, Adams, Chilvers, Vieira, Edu, Merson (Osei-Kuffour 64), Pennant, Wreh (Mendez 45), Tomas (Barrett 49).

Barcelona: Reina (Arnau 45), Puyol, Marcelo, Cuadrado, Zenden (Bermudo 65), Simao, De La Pena, Petit, Sergi (Alberto 75); Alfonso, Overmars (Motta 58). Subs: Moises, Fernando.

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