Former Arsenal hero thinks Alexis should be dropped against Barca, NOT for fitness reasons!

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Arsenal face the impossible tonight when they visit the Nou Camp needing to beat Barcelona by two goals or more.

Barca have not lost at home by such a margin since Bayern Munich hammered them back in May 2013.

Some fans and pundits have suggested that Gunners manager Arsene Wenger should rest his key players, because tonight’s task is impossible and he needs his star men fit for the Premier League – as they bid to chase down Leicester and Spurs.

However, former Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas wants Arsenal to at least try to overturn their 2-0 deficit against the European champions.

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Nicholas is not confident. In fact, he is predicted a 3-0 defeat.

But he thinks Arsenal’s best chance of success is by dropping Alexis Sanchez.

He told Sky Sports: “I would play Danny Welbeck up front and Theo Walcott on the right in the very slim hope that they could expose the lack of pace that Barca have at the back, then leave Alexis Sanchez out, as he’s been a non-event since his return from injury – except for the goal against Tottenham – and then have Mesut Ozil on the left and flood the midfield.”

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