Arsene Wenger has decided to start with Mesut Özil who missed the weekend clash against Hull City due to having the flu.
Özil has been in great form for Arsenal providing 17 assists in the league and creating 216 chances in total this season.
Turkish international Arda Turan misses the game for Barcelona due to suspension but the MSN – Messi, Suarez, Neymar – will start for the away side.
The Barca midfield will be comprised of Rakitic, Sergio and Iniesta. Pique and Mascherano have been deployed as centre-backs while Alba and Dani Alves have been given the nod as full-backs.
Arsenal v Barcelona
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal confirmed starting line up: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Campbell, Walcott, Welbeck
Manager: Arsene Wenger
Barcelona confirmed starting line up: 1. Ter Stegen 3. Piqué 4. Rakitic 5. Sergio 6. Alves 8. Iniesta 9. Suárez 10. Messi 11. Neymar 14. Mascherano 18. Alba
Subs: 13. Bravo 17. Munir 20. Sergi Roberto 21. Adriano 22. Aleix Vidal 23. Vermaelen 24. Mathieu
Manager: Luis Enrique