Barcelona lose Ibrahimovic for return bout with Arsenal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the return leg of the Champions League quarter-final with Arsenal because of a calf injury.

The Swedish striker, who netted both of Barcelona’s goals in the 2-2 draw in the first leg, sustained a torn calf muscle in the warm-up for Saturday’s league clash with Athletic Bilbao and his absence for the Nou Camp fixture against the London club was confirmed by manage Pep Guardiola.

“It is a blow. He will definitely miss the Arsenal game and we are not sure yet about whether he will be fit to play against Real Madrid next weekend,” said Guardiola.