Photo: Mesut Ozil issues passionate rallying cry ahead of Arsenal v Barcelona

Mesut Ozil is fired up ahead of Arsenal's clash with Barcelona...

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Mesut Ozil has taken to social media to ask Arsenal fans to give their all in supporting their team during Tuesday’s crunch Champions League clash with Barcelona at The Emirates.

The Gunners are set to welcome the Catalan giants to Emirates Stadium in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Arsenal are bidding to reach the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 2010 and are the underdogs heading into the game.

But Ozil feels that Arsenal can draw plenty of inspiration from their battling 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the group stage back in October.

Ozil posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account on Monday evening and wrote: “Gooners! Tomorrow we need you more than ever as our 12th man against the #ucl cup holder at the #Emirates.

“Scream, support and encourage us over 90 minutes in every tackle and every situation.

“We already showed that against Bayern Munich – now we have to repeat such a performance on the pitch with your support from the stands!!! COME ON YOU GUNNERS AND YOU GOONERS! #AFCvFCB #YaGunnersYa #BeTheDifference @arsenal”

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Arsenal head into the game on the back of their frustrating goalless draw with Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday lunchtime.

The Gunners are currently third in the Premier League table and two points off top spot.

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