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31 March 2010 06:38
Arsenal v Barcelona

Follow every kick as Arsenal take on Barcelona in the Champions Lge Q/F, First Leg
on 31-Mar-2010, kick off time 19:45

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All the team news ahead of tonight's eagerly-anticipated Champions League quarter-final first leg between Arsenal and Barcelona at the Emirates.

Cesc Fabregas (knee) remains a major doubt for Arsenal as they seek to avenge defeat in the 2006 final against the reigning European champions.

The Spanish international is rumoured to have a 40 per-cent chance of starting the match, and the smart money is on him taking a place on the bench.

Arsenal will also be without Robin van Persie (ankle), Johan Djourou (knee) and long-term absentees Kieran Gibbs and Aaron Ramsey.

Barcelona will be missing influential midfielder Andres Iniesta (thigh) and Eric Abidal (groin) for the first leg, while former Manchester United defender Gerard Pique (knee) is also doubtful.

Source: DSG