Arsenal vs. Barcelona: Nine Things We Learned From Arsenal's Thrilling Win

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Arsenal vs. Barcelona: Nine Things We Learned From Arsenal's Thrilling Win
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Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona

Arsenal had conquered the Spanish giants, the impossible had been done.

Few gave Arsenal any chance going into the match but at the end of the day all the critics had been silenced and Arsenal triumphed over the mighty Catalans.

A 25th minute goal via David Villa  gave Barcelona the lead. But goals from van Persie and Arshavin in the 78th and 83rd minute completed a remarkable night at the Emirates.

It was Arsenal’s first win over Barcelona in European competition and the win has given Arsenal hope of qualifying for the next stage.

Here are nine conclusions from Wednesday’s thriller:

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