Arsenal once again bowed out of last-16 stage of the competition after losing their second leg of the tie 3-1 to Barcelona at Nou Camp on Wednesday.
The Gunners had lost the first leg 2-0 at Emirates Stadium and were left with an insurmountable task in the second leg against the best team in the world at the moment.
Arsenal had their moments in the game but due to their wasteful finishing and the attacking brilliance of Barcelona team they ended on the wrong side of a 3-1 defeat.
Five things we learned from the game
1) Same old feeling, yet another game
The game last night gave a feeling of déjà vu to the Arsenal fans. The North London started brilliantly and were quite good in their attacking play, but their wasteful finishing and at times woeful defending once again proved to be their downfall.
This has been a story of their season. They start brilliantly, created a number of opportunities, waste them, and end up conceding goals.
2) Last-16 vows continue for Gunners
One more thing that has been synonym with Arsenal is their Champions League record in recent years. The Gunners can’t seem to get past the last-16 stage of the competition for some reasons. This was the sixth consecutive year when the North London club has bowed out in this round of the tournament.
3) Alex Iwobi has a bright future at club
One of the bright sparks for the Gunners from the game was youngster Alex Iwobi. Arsene Wenger decided to hand the youngster his debut start in the continental competition last night. The venue and the occasion didn’t seem to faze the 19-year-old and he put in a commendable performance against the best team in the world.
4) Early signs show that Mohamed Elneny is quite a player
What a place to get your debut goal. Mohamed Elneny was another bright spark for the Gunners. The Egyptian was the most hard-working player on the pitch and put in quite a shift. He also scored a beautiful goal from outside the box for the Gunners.
5) Arsenal need to show this desire on Saturday
The scoreline may suggest otherwise, but the Gunners put in a decent effort in the game. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping for more of the same in the league game against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
A defeat on Saturday could let all hell break loose among Arsenal fans.