Paris Saint-Germain travel to London to take on Arsenal tonight, in a match which should decide who wins their respective Champions League group.
The French side come into the game with much improved form having won 10 of their last 12 matches in all competitions, having started the campaign out of sorts. The last time we took on PSG they had a draw and a loss coming into the game, and will be much more confident for the rematch.
We also have our own form to fall back on however, having gone unbeaten since the opening weekend of the season, although our consecutive 1-1 draws with rivals Manchester United and Tottenham will not have us full of confidence going into the match.
Both of us have already qualified for the knock-out rounds of the competition which will take some of the importance our of the match-up, but topping the group should assure us of a slightly less daunting side in the coming round, avoiding those who topped the other groups.
The Gunners will be hoping to seal top of the group with the three points tonight, but are likely to have to do so without key duo Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla. I also expect Alexis Sanchez to be rested for the upcoming match, having played the full 90 minutes at the weekend, and David Ospina is expected to come into the side, having been used in each of the previous European matches this term.
Predicted starting XI:
Jenkinson Mustafi Kocsielny Gibbs
Ramsey Ozil Walcott
This should be a tight affair in which the battle will likely lie in midfield. Giroud will likely prove to be the deciding factor, as he will be supplied with the chances, and will be up to him to put them away. The form he has been in you would have to believe he will put at least one of them away, and I’m going to go for a 2-1 win.
Do you agree that Sanchez should/will be rested tonight? Will Giroud get the chance to continue his goalscoring record against the French champions?