Barcelona are full-strength for tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg against Arsenal as Alexis Sanchez faces his former club.

Gerard Pique returns in central defence after being rested at Las Palmas over the weekend, while Sergio Busquets is back following a one-match ban for five yellow cards.

Elsewhere, cup custodian Marc-Andre ter Stegen replaces Claudio Bravo in goal and Arda Turan is sacrificed for Ivan Rakitic.

Arsenal, on the other hand, change all but two of their players from the goalless FA Cup draw with Hull, including Alexis, who faces the Catalans for the first time since leaving in the summer of 2014.

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Chamberlain, Ozil, Alexis; Giroud

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Welbeck, Campbell, Walcott

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

Subs: Bravo, Vermaelen, Adriano, Mathieu, Sergi, Vidal, Munir

Referee: Cakir [TUR]

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