Do not make a fuss about this Arsenal fans, Just hope that the Spanish champions keep thinking the way they do and that they do not look into Arsenal and what we have been doing over the last two years in too much detail. Because at the minute they seem to think that all they need to do to get into the Champions League quarter-finals is to turn up.
According to a report in The Mirror, a source from the Catalan club has revealed that everyone at Barcelona was over the moon when they heard that they would be facing Arsenal in the two-legged knockout phase in a couple of months.
This source apparently said, “This is the draw we wanted.
“We did not want to play Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus – this is the more straight-forward. We feel we have dodged a bullet.”
Barcelona have got a good record against us but they have also not played us in a few years and Arsene Wenger has made some big changes in that time and forged the Gunners into a much better and harder to beat unit. Hopefully Barca are expecting the Arsenal that let complacency drift in and messed up the home match against Monaco last season and the first two group games this season.
One of the best things that Arsenal have done recently is to prove people wrong and if Luis Enrique and his players think they will have it easy I can see us doing it again. Maybe it passed them by that we were brilliant against Bayern Munich and became the first team to stop them winning never mind beat them this year. So have they dodged one bullet only to have another Arsenal shaped one hurtling in their direction?