It all came crashing down in the second half, all the good work undone by one attack that sliced through the Arsenal defence much like how Deadpool sliced through villains in most of his comic strips.
Lionel Messi scored a brace for Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League at the Emirates and it seems it is going to take a humungous task for Arsenal to have any chance of progressing into the next round of the competition.
Arsenal were knocked out at the same stage last season as well when they lost the home game to Monaco but the away leg was something else as the Gunners led 2-0 but couldn’t get that extra goal to send them through.
Arsenal also had beaten Bayern Munich at the Emirates this season and they still have a fighting chance of making it into the next round but beating Barcelona is going to be something that no team has managed to do for 33 games.
Here are three ways how Arsenal can get the better of Barcelona in the reverse tie.
- Go all out against Barcelona
Arsenal don’t have anything to lose so the best thing the Gunners can actually do is go all out in attack and take on Barcelona. While this might seem to be a certainty for a hammering, not many teams have tried this tactic against Barcelona in fear of the repercussions that might take place.
Arsenal have the fire power to dismantle any good side on their day and even Barcelona will have one bad day in all these good days. Sanchez, Giroud, Ozil and Walcott will have to play out of their socks and for 70 minutes they did do that pretty well, now all they have to do is for 90 more minutes which can define their season, at least in Europe.