Barcelona director excited by Arsenal tie

The Spanish giants were paired with Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

“It’s a great tie,” he said. “We are two teams who don’t shut up shop and play long ball football, and this tie will be nice for the fans.

“It will be a good spectacle and we’ll see if we are a little stronger than them.

“In any case, the best news is knowing that we will be playing the return leg at home. We are strong at home and we’ve shown that.”

“Cesc returns to the Nou Camp but Thierry Henry will also face his former team and that makes it even more interesting,” Begiristain added.