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Bad news for Barca, good news for Arsenal: by Agencies BARCELONA - Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will miss the

BARCELONA - Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will miss the return leg of the Champions League round of 16 clash against Arsenal tomorrow (Wednesday morning, Singapore time) after failing to recover from tendinitis in his left knee. The Spain centre-back has not played since Jan 22 and missed nine games, including Barcelona's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the opening leg at The Emirates. With the other first choice central defender Gerard Pique out suspended, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will most likely start a central defensive pairing of Eric Abidal and Gabi Milito. Puyol had returned to training with the hope of facing Arsenal, but club doctors said he aggravated his injury. Arsenal, on the other hand, were handed a boost when Jack Wilshere declared himself fit to play yesterday. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had cast doubt over whether the teenage midfielder would feature in th...

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