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Theo Walcott says Arsenal can pull of a shock win over Barcelona

FOOTBALL By Mirror | March 16th 2016

Theo Walcott has insisted Arsenal can summon up the spirit they showed in Olympiacos to pull off another miracle in the Nou Camp.

Arsenal were staring at a Champions League exit at the Group stage before going to Athens and winning 3-0 to clinch a place in the knock-out.

They need a similar result against Barcelona tonight and, even though the opposition is a different quality, Walcott insists they can do it.

Arsenal forward Walcott said: “We need to be the same sort of attitude we had in the Olympiacos game - we went for it, were fully committed and caught them on the break. We are going to have to play that same game.

“We are going to have to be very patient obviously but the most important thing is to keep it 0-0 for as long as possible and who knows?

“Everyone wrote us off at Olympiacos - I know it is a completely different opposition - but if the confidence, spirit and work rate is there, then why not?”

Arsenal trail 2-0 from the first leg against Barcelona and Walcott admits they have plenty of regrets because he feels they could have upset Luis Enrique’s men.

Walcott added: “To be honest, looking back on it now, it was there for the taking. It really was. We have to be very positive.

“It was only a few costly mistakes that meant we ended up losing the first leg but we can’t dwell on that.”

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