Arsenal v Barcelona: Confirmed Starting Line-ups – Mesut Ozil starts

Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Barcelona at the Emirates in the Champions League Last 16 first-leg tie tonight hoping to end the away sides 32 match unbeaten run.

Arsene Wenger has decided to start with Mesut Özil who missed the weekend clash against Hull City due to having the flu.

Özil has been in great form for Arsenal providing 17 assists in the league and creating 216 chances in total this season.

Turkish international Arda Turan misses the game for Barcelona due to suspension but the MSN – Messi, Suarez, Neymar – will start for the away side.

The Barca midfield will be comprised of Rakitic, Sergio and Iniesta. Pique and Mascherano have been deployed as centre-backs while Alba and Dani Alves have been given the nod as full-backs.

Arsenal v Barcelona

Kick-off: 19:45
Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal confirmed starting line up: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Campbell, Walcott, Welbeck

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Barcelona confirmed starting line up: 1. Ter Stegen 3. Piqué 4. Rakitic 5. Sergio 6. Alves 8. Iniesta 9. Suárez 10. Messi 11. Neymar 14. Mascherano 18. Alba

Subs: 13. Bravo 17. Munir 20. Sergi Roberto 21. Adriano 22. Aleix Vidal 23. Vermaelen 24. Mathieu

Manager: Luis Enrique

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