Our match prediction:
Barcelona were probably the last team Arsenal wanted to meet in the Champions League first knockout stage, with the Gunners having been eliminated by the Catalans in 2010 and 2011, albeit recording a win and a draw in the first leg at home before losing two matches at Camp Nou. Arsene Wenger's charges have been far from impressive of late and they were pretty fortunate to see off Leicester in their last Premier League fixture, and goalless draw against Hull did nothing to improve the dressing room atmosphere. Meanwhile, Barcelona have been on fire of late, winning 13 of last 14 matches in all competitions, with the MSN trio proving a nightmare for opposition defenders. The Catalans may have been busy of late, but they didn't have too many demanding fixtures, meaning they should arrive at the Emirates quite fresh and ready to turn on the style, so it is not difficult to predict that they will eventually make it to the next stage.
Highligted Player (Alexis Sanchez):
Alexis Sanchez is a Chilean football player born on 19th of December 1988. Sanchez started playing football for Cobreloa and played for Colo Colo, River Plate, Udinese and FC Barcelona before he started playing for Arsenal in 2014. The Chilean player is active for the national team as well.Alexis Sanchez is a right winger and is known for his speed, agility and stamina. Alexis Sanchez won several prizes in his career such as the Primera Divisin, World Cup for club teams, the FA cup and the Copa America. In 413 games in his career Alexis Sanchez made 112 goals. Alexis Sanchez’ nickname was give by the Colo Colo fans and is El Nino Maravila which literally means The Wonder Kid. In 2014-2015 Alexis Sanchez was placed in the PFA team of the year and got nominated as Player of the year.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.