Predicted Arsenal line-up to play Barcelona: Welbeck and Flamini to start

Here is how we predict Arsenal will line up against Barcelona later this week:

Arsenal travel to the Nou Camp this week to take on Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

The La Liga club lead 2-0 from the first leg and it is going to take an almighty effort from the Gunners to overturn that while preventing Barcelona’s outstanding forward line from adding to their tally.

The Gunners crashed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage against Watford on Sunday, and with Leicester City well clear at the top of the Premier League this could be Arsenal’s last chance of silverware this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have been forgiven for thinking all was lost and playing a weakened team for this second leg, but events over the last few days mean he will surely go to Spain with all guns blazing and see how it plays out.

In early team news, Arsenal are without Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere, while Laurent Koscielny has just a 25 per cent chance of being fit.

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