Neymar takes on the Arsenal defence / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona host Arsenal on Wednesday at Camp Nou, aiming to seal progression to the quarter-finals following a 2-0 win in London a couple of weeks ago.

Luis Enrique’s side are on superb form but are taking nothing for granted against a well-known and capable opponent.

We have sieved through the archives to come up with a list of the more interesting stats and facts surrounding the highly-anticipated clash:


Barça and Arsenal have faced each other eight times in the Champions League, with the Catalans taking five wins two draws and just one loss.


As a player, Luis Enrique scored in each of the two group games between the pair in the 1999/2000 campaign, first at Camp Nou and then at Wembley.


Barça have progressed to the next round of UEFA competitions on 35 of 37 occasions when they have won the first leg.


The last time Arsenal defeated a La Liga side away from home was ten years ago, against Real Madrid in a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from Thierry Henry.


Barça have qualified in a European knockout match each time they have earned a 2-0 win in the first leg and have never lost in the return game with such a result in hand.


If Barça progress, it will be the third time that they have knocked out Arsenal in the competition, having previously done so in 2010 and 2011.


It will also mark Barça’s ninth consecutive season in the quarter-finals of the competition.


The current holders can also seal their tenth straight home win in the Champions League. In the last 36 European games at Camp Nou, Barça have won 29 and lost just once.