Barça flew to London this afternoon, where they will be facing Arsenal on Wednesday night in the Champions League second round.
The team is in London. Their plane left Barcelona on schedule at 16.00 and landed in Luton at seven
in the evening, local time. All 18 of the fit first team players travelled, along with Thiago.
Although the sky was cloudy, the temperature of 8 degrees is surprisingly mild for this time of
year in the English capital.
The party was led by president Sandro Rosell, along with vice presidents
Carles Vilarrubí and Javier Faus and directors Jordi Mestre, Joan Bladé and Ramon Cierco, director
general Antoni Rossich, UEFA delegates Amador Bernabéu and David Bellver and director of sport
Andoni Zubizarreta. This evening they will enjoying an official supper with the directors of the
host team in the Diamond Club at the Emirates Stadium.
Off to the hotel
The Barça players were transferred directly to Hotel Landmark, although Pep Guardiola and
Andrés Iniesta travelled first to the Emirates Stadium to give a press conference. Barça have opted
not to train in the Arsenal stadium this evening, and instead worked out this morning at the Ciutat
Esportiva Joan Gamper.
The first leg of the Champions league clash kicks off on Wednesday evening at 20.45 (CET).