Carragher and Redknapp predict Arsenal v Barcelona, call different outcomes

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But neither pundit expect Arsenal to beat Barcelona.

Arsenal take on Barcelona in the Champions League this evening, hoping to pull off a memorable home win.

The Gunners have already beaten Bayern Munich at The Emirates this season, and have also recorded a big victory over Manchester United on home turf.

Their FA Cup fixture at the weekend was less impressive, drawing 0-0 with Hull City, but this is a different kind of fixture, one every single player will be desperate to play in.

Pundits Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher both believe Arsenal will fail to record a win, although the two former Liverpool men disagree on the result.

Redknapp told The Mail he sees a 1-1 draw, adding: "Arsenal must stay in the game and ride their luck, but I do think they can nick a draw."

Carragher was more pessimistic, commenting: "Barcelona are unstoppable and win 2-1."

Neither result would be good for Arsenal considering they would see the Gunners fail to win and Barcelona scoring crucial away goals.

If Arsenal are going to draw, then a 0-0 result is preferable, but Barcelona's prolific attack of Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi make it near impossible for the Gunners to keep a clean sheet.

If they concede early then they will have to take the game to Barcelona, and this could end up with an even more damning scoreline, leaving them heading to Spain in a precarious position.

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