Lionel Messi is the best right now

Arsenal has got little excuse for its 4-1 defeat in the second leg of its Champions’ League quarterfinal tie against Barcelona.

Arsenal lost skipper Cesc Fabregas and striker Andrei Arshavin to injuries but Barcelona also had to the deal with the suspension of its center back duo Pique and Puyol.

Barca’s trump for the game was Lionel Messi who scored all four of the Spanish side’s goals in the game.

The 22-year old Argentine was simply phenomenal in the game, exploiting chances, beating Arsenal’s defense four times.

Messi’s form in club football has been nothing short of breathtaking as of late. With that performance, he really is the best in the world right now.