The previous Barcelona whiz trusts an absence of pace at the heart of the Gunners’ resistance will demonstrate definitive through the span of a heavyweight Champions League experience.

Previous Barcelona whiz Michael Laudrup fears an absence of pace will undermine Arsenal’s endeavors to bring about a noteworthy Champions League stun.

The Gunners will begin as underdogs when they tackle the supreme European champions at the Emirates Stadium, notwithstanding as of now having beaten Bayern Munich 2-0 prior in the opposition.

Laudrup, who planned triumph over Arsenal amid his time as director of Swansea City, trusts any semblance of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will fill their boots if Arsene Wenger’s side overcommit to assault.

He told Goal: “I have seen Arsenal quite a few times this season. When they have a good day they are the best team in the Premier League. They have talent, especially in midfield with Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott on the wing, but it is hard for them because Barcelona are so strong in attack. Arsenal have problems in defence because they haven’t enough speed and if they attack too much Barcelona will kill them on the counter. I think Barcelona are clearly favourites, especially taking into account how injuries have been affecting Arsenal recently”.


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