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Alves expects Arsenal to attack

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Barcelona right-back Dani Alves believes Arsenal will remain true to their attacking instincts in Tuesday night's Champions League last-16 second leg tie at the Nou Camp.

The Gunners came from behind at the Emirates in the first leg last month to secure a famous 2-1 victory and will progress to the quarter-finals at the expense of Barca if they avoid defeat at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

"It will be the same Arsenal as ever - an attacking team," Alves said. "That's the way they play and I don't think they know any other way."

Barca beat a defensive-minded Real Zaragoza 1-0 at the Nou Camp on Saturday, having beaten Valencia by an identical scoreline at Mestalla in the Primera Division on Wednesday.

"I don't think Arsenal know how to play like Zaragoza did," Alves said. "But nor do we - against Zaragoza we carried on attacking and not once did we sit back."

Barca won the Champions League in Pep Guardiola's first season in charge, two years ago, but the Catalans exited at the semi-final stage against Inter Milan last season after failing to overturn a first-leg deficit at the Nou Camp.

And Alves hopes his side will have learnt from that experience.

"We will look to play as we always do, enjoying our football and without changing the way we are, but we must make sure we have learnt from the experience of last year against Inter," he said.

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