Arsenal are not afraid of Barcelona says Mesut Ozil

Arsenal are not afraid of their upcoming opponents in the Last 16 of the UEFA Champions League according to Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners take on Barcelona in February as they look to win their first Champions League trophy.

Ozil went onto say that despite Barcelona having the best attack in the world, the North London based side can come through as victors.

“There is no fear. In football everything’s possible. It is a tough match but I don’t think our defenders were afraid after the draw,” Özil stated in an interview with ​Henry Winter of the Times.

“It’s a big opportunity for them to prove themselves against the best attack in the world, players like Suarez, Messi, Neymar. It will be an exciting game, with the possibility of lots of goals, but it’s not like we are afraid.”

Arsenal beat Bayern Munich at the Emirates in the group stages but also lost 5-1 against the Bundesliga giants in Germany.

The Gunners have played Barcelona seven times in European competition winning once, drawing twice and losing four times.

Özil has been in great form for Arsenal this season providing 16 assists in 19 Premier League games. The World Cup winner is no stranger to Barcelona having joined Arsenal from Real Madrid who just happen to be huge rivals.

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