Luis Enrique during his press conference / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

FC Barcelona are in London to take on Arsenal in the Champions League Round of 16 on Tuesday (kick off 8.45pm CET).

Shortly after landing in the English capital, Luis Enrique spoke to the press about the much-anticipated game. Here are the highlights of the Asturian’s comments:

Controlling the game

“We have to do be excellent on and off the ball to control an opponent like Arsenal.”

‘Favourites’ tag

“We accept this label but we know that what we have done in the past does not guarantee anything.

“We know how difficult this competition is, especially away from home.”

Tough opponents

“Arsenal have the potential to dominate matches. They are a very difficult opponent and have a very dangerous attack.”

The trident

“I have the best forwards in the world and it is very easy to coach them because they have the quality to overcome difficulties. Not just the front three, but the whole squad.”

Our leader

“Last year, (Messi) was amazing and this year he is the same, if not better. Now he is playing on the wing, but he has the freedom to move and create. He is our leader.”

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