It's Arselona! We face Barca in CL clash

That’s that then, we play Barcelona in the Champions |League. Incredible! We were first out of the hat and their was an audible gasp from the assembled dignitaries when the draw was made. It’s a repaet, of course, of the 2006 final in Paris which we lost 2-1. Time for revenge then?
In the semi-final draw — God willing that we get there after the toughest possible draw against Lionel Messi and Co. — we face Inter Milan or CSKA Moscow.
The second leg is in the Camp Nou and pundit and former player Charlie Nicholas said: “Barcelona are definitely favourites but Arsenal have a chance, they are a counter-attacking teamd they will be thinking, ‘we can hurt you’.”
Arsenal club secretary David Miles said of the draw: ‘To be honest this was probably the draw we didn’t want, but we have to play who we’ve got. We owe Barcelona one, and we’ll certainly be up for it.’
The first-leg ties are scheduled for March 30 or 31 with the return legs a week later on April 6 or 7 and today’s draw will also determine the semi-final ties en route to the final at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium on May 22. The semis are scheduled for April 20 or 21 with the second legs on April 28 and 27. Keep an eye on arsenalinsider.com later for the first news of the draw and all the reaction thereafter.
Quarter final Draw: Lyon v Bordeaux, Bayern Munich v Manchester United, Arsenal v Barcelona, Inter Milan v CSKA Moscow Semi-final draw: Bayern/Manchester Utd v Lyon/Bordeaux Inter/CSKA Moscow v Arsenal/Barcelona
UEFA Champions League – dates announced
Quarter Finals
1st leg
Arsenal v FC Barcelona
To be played at Emirates Stadium
Wednesday 31st March 2010

2nd leg
FC Barcelona v Arsenal
To be played at Camp Nou, Spain
Tuesday 6th April 2010

Should Arsenal be successful in reaching the Semi Finals of the UEFA Champions League, our away game against Wigan Athletic will revert to Saturday 17th April (kick off tbc) – as previously advised
Semi Finals
1st leg
FC Internazionale Milano or CSKA Moskva v Arsenal or FC Barcelona
Tuesday 20th April 2010

2nd leg
Arsenal or FC Barcelona v FC Internazionale Milan or CSKA Moskva
To be played at Emirates Stadium
Wednesday 28th April 2010

All matches kick off 19.45 UK time

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