Because Arsenal and us fans are in turmoil at the moment, I think it would be be a good time for Gooners to look back on some of our happy memories to relieve our stress and remember better rimes in our history. And what better place to start with the highlights from our Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona win, when we managed to beat a team at the highest pinnacle of football at the time with an amzing comeback. In fact this was the only game Barca lost in that season’s competition and endied up beating Man United 3-1 in the Final.
When you compare the two line-ups, you can see why very few people thought we had any chance to win the game at all. It is worth remembering that this was probably Jack Wilshere’s finest game for us ever, and was even hailed by the Barcelona players and Pep Guardiola after the match.
Here is the Arsenal XI that day…
08 Nasri (yellow card)
14 Walcott (Bendtner 77)
17 A Song (yellow card) (Arshavin 68)
10 Van Persie (yellow card)
And here is Barcelona’s XI
03 Pique (yellow card)
08 Iniesta (yellow card) (Adriano Correia 89)
07 Villa (Keita 68)
Even in the return match we gave these legends a game, but ultimately ended up losing 3-1, and the rest, as they say, is history!
Enjoy Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona official Uefa highlights below. We may never see us beating them ever again!