The round of 16 of the Champions League has pitted Arsenal against the current champions Barcelona. The Catalans are unbeaten since the 3rd of October in all competitions, a run lasting games heading into their fixture with Arsenal. The Gunners themselves are enjoying a great domestic campaign, currently two points off the top with twelve matches to play. The clash comes as one between two teams with similar philosophies, both playing with a desire to play attractive football. It is all set to be one of the most entertaining matches of this round, as Barcelona’s famous MSN set up to take on Ozil and Alexis.
Arsenal have failed to get past the round of 16 for the last 5 years, and the last time they did make it to the quarter finals, it was Barcelona who knocked them out 2010. Here we take a look at the last five encounters between these two sides.