Champions League draw

Barca memories loom large for Gunners

December 17, 2010
By Tom Adams
It was 20 minutes that shook Emirates Stadium. On March 31, 2010, Barcelona arrived in North London and tore Arsenal to shreds in the opening exchanges of the clubs' Champions League quarter-final, first leg. Lionel Messi, Xavi, Sergi Busquets and Pedro demolished the home defence, and though Arsenal withstood their barrage, superiority was emphatically established. It is that passage of play, perhaps more so than Lionel Messi's subsequent four goals at Camp Nou, that will be weighing heavily on ...

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