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Barcelona will beat Arsenal claims Harry Redknapp

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Barcelona will be too good for Arsenal over two games, according to BT Sport expert Harry Redknapp. 

Speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport, the former Tottenham boss believes that Arsenal won't be able to eliminate the current Champions League holders. 

Barcelona, of course, are recognised by many as the greatest team in world football - they secured the FIFA Club World Cup back in December - but Arsenal will believe they can cause Luis Enrique's side one or two problems. 

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With the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Petr Cech and co. starring for the north London outfit, fans of the club will be hoping that their beloved side manage to upset the odds. Redknapp, though, doesn't expect Wenger's team to come out on top. 

BT Sport expert Harry Redknapp, who was speaking ahead of the Champions League clash on BT Sport, told GiveMeSport: "Barcelona will beat Arsenal. I don't see any way that Arsenal can go there and get a result over two games. They will be too good for them."

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Brilliant Messi 

Redknapp has also told GiveMeSport that he believes the current Barcelona team and the one that enjoyed great success under revered coach Pep Guardiola have been fantastic.

Unsurprisingly, Redknapp has pinpointed Messi as the key factor to why Barcelona have been so good for so long. 

Sporting Gijon v FC Barcelona - La Liga

He continued by saying: "Well, they've both been fantastic. They've both had one thing in common, they've both had Messi. I love watching Messi, it's incredible to watch.

"It's fantastic to see such a little guy. The shape of him and the look of him, I'm sure scouts would have been looking at him and thinking na, he's got funny little funny feet and little skinny legs, but what a talent. Neymar, Luis Suarez, the three of them are just incredible aren't they."

Redknapp backing Barca 

Barcelona may well be the favourites to secure back-to-back Champions League trophies - something that has never be done in the competition's current form - but Redknapp had previously backed German giants Bayern Munich to lift the big eared trophy. 

However, with Enrique's side in scintillating form, the ex-Spurs man has admitted that he is fearing the Spanish giants even more. 

FC Barcelona v Club Atletico de Madrid - La Liga

He finished by saying: "I must be honest, I went with Bayern Munich this year, but now I'm beginning to fear Barcelona even more."

BT Sport is your home of unmissable live football from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Barclays Premier League and the Emirates FA Cup. Watch Arsenal v Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League exclusively live on BT Sport Europe Tuesday 23 February.

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