Piers Morgan states his one-word prediction for Arsenal v Barcelona on Twitter

Piers Morgan is not feeling optimistic...

Piers Morgan is predicting a “painful” evening for Arsenal fan when the Gunners host Barcelona in the Champions League next week.

The north London side are gearing up for their crunch clash against the La Liga giants at Emirates Stadium in the last 16 of Europe’s elite club competition.

Arsenal have been eliminated from the Champions League at the first knockout stage for the last five seasons in a row, and the Gunners have their work cut out against the Spanish champions if they are to avoid another exit this year.

The north London side head into the game in third place in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Leicester City.

However, celebrity Arsenal fan and club shareholder Morgan is not feeling particularly optimistic about the tie.

Asked by one Twitter user for his prediction for the game, Morgan tweeted:

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Arsenal host Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday lunchtime.

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