Arsenal MUST be better to avoid PSG defeat

Whereas the last Premier League game before the international break was a bit unlucky for Arsenal, as we took the lead in the north London derby but were held to a draw by Tottenham thanks to a soft penalty awarded by the referee Mark Clattenburg, I think it is safe to say that Arsenal got the right side of the luck at Old Trafford yesterday.

One way of looking at the failure of Manchester United to turn their dominance into a win is to say that Arsenal defended well and showed that we can do the not so beautiful part of the game as well as the flowing and exciting attacking football that we are more used to seeing.

The worrying fact is that Arsenal only mustered one shot in target during the whole game and that would not normally be enough to have taken a point and if we play in a similar sort of way on Wednesday then I reckon that PSG will take advantage and claim the important top spot in our Champions League group.

While the Gunners were toiling at Old Trafford the French champions won again yesterday to go joint top of the French Ligue 1 table. That is their fourth win on the bounce and the last two matches have seen them score six goals without reply.

PSG will arrive in London full of confidence and in good form, so if Arsenal are not better will we blow another chance to finish top and avoid the best teams in the UCL knockout stage?



  1. Break-on-through says:

    Lets hope Wenger makes wiser choices in who to rest after this PSG game. Alexis wont be rested, Gibbs might come in for Monreal over one of our next two games. Iwobi might come back for the PSG game.

    I’d go with Giroud at the weekend, along with Oxlade Ozil, then see how Walcott looks, or give Adelaide a thought. Perez and Welbeck can’t get back soon enough.

    Xhaka will come back into the side against PSG, that area does allot of everything so I’d be very surprised if Xhaka doesn’t play.

    If Ozil has another, say left forgotten game, well then I’d think about deploying Wales tactics v Bournemouth, by instructing Ramsey to make a dart for the box at every opportunity, become a second striker testing the GK, give the manager a selection head-ache, even though it ends in only one way.

    To start in PSG game….

    Ospina. Bring Cech back for Bourn.
    Gibbs. Bring Monreal back for Bourn.
    Jenkinson. Hope Bellerin gets well enough for Bourn.
    Xhaka. Hope Cazorla to get back v Bourn.
    Ozil. Depending on how he seems, last performance – unacceptable.
    Walcott. Bring Oxlade in v Bourn to keep players fresh.
    Alexis. Bring Giroud on v PSG and start v Bourn.

  2. David says:

    How many noticed? VS man u we play last 10min with Back 3 and we Score!

    Mustafi Kos Gab

    COQ –Xhaka –Cazorla

    Oxlade—— Ozil———-Alexis


  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    As long as we don’t play jenkinson, ramsey and Eleney against PSG we should be okay. Play Iwobi, debuchy and Xhaka instead.

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