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Barcelona vs. Arsenal: Confirmed Champions League lineups

Barcelona are bringing their full-strength team to play, while injury-wracked Arsenal had to get creative to fill out their team.

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The Champions League round of 16 is drawing to a close, and Barcelona come into this match on home soil at the Camp Nou with a huge advantage over their opponents. Arsenal are reeling with shaky form, and are hard-hit by injuries once more. Already facing a 2-0 aggregate deficit coming into the game, Arsenal have to hope that their patchwork lineup will be enough to find a miracle against the defending treble winners.

Barcelona's squad is exactly what you would have expected it to be in this match. It's their full-strength starting lineup with one exception -- Jeremy Mathieu starting in defense in the place of the suspended Gerard Pique. Arsenal, on the other hand, have a few surprises in store with their starting lineup. Injuries have forced a number of changes to be sure, but the midfield pairing of Mathieu Flamini and Mohamed Elneny will raise more than a few eyebrows, as will starting teenager Alex Iwobi in attack.

Barcelona starting XI (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Jeremy Mathieu, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta; Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar

Arsenal starting XI (4-2-3-1): David Ospina; Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel, Nacho Monreal; Mathieu Flamini, Mohamed Elneny; Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez; Danny Welbeck