Arsenal vs Barcelona: Combined XI based on stats features just four Barcelona players

The Gunners are deserving of more players in the starting line-up based on the numbers 

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Barcelona feature just four players in a combined XI with Arsenal in a side based purely on statistics.

The two teams meet on Tuesday night in the first-leg of their Round of 16 Champions League contest and ahead of the meeting few are backing Arsenal to progress. 

However, fantasy football game studied the stats to reveal the Gunners deserve seven of the places in a combined XI based purely on player performance data from the Premier League and La Liga. 

Oulala's stats team took a look at two players in each position and analysed a host of key areas to determine who made the grade to feature in the combined Arsenal and Barcelona stat-based best XI. 

Unfortunately, someone had to go head-to-head with Lionel Messi. Unfortunately for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it was him. 

See who makes the XI and why below...

Barcelona vs Arsenal - the stats you need to know

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