Boom! PSG fume as Arsenal nemesis refused UK entry

You could say that Arsenal were lucky to come away from Paris with a point when we faced PSG in the Champions League back in September, although many will point to fact that their Uruguayan international striker Edinson Cavani and all the chances he missed was the main reason for them not sealing the win before Alexis Sanchez pulled us level.

One player who did not deserve to only get a draw from that match was the French club’s right back Serge Aurier, who was heavily linked with a transfer to Arsenal before signing for PSG. The Ivorian terrorised our left flank that day and so he was one of the danger men to look out for as we prepare for the home tie tomorrow.

Not any more though, and the Ligue 1 champions are fuming after the UK Home Office has decided not to allow Aurier to enter the country because he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer recently, the Daily Mail reports.

A PSG statement reads, ‘Due to a sudden about-face by the British authorities, Serge Aurier has not been allowed to travel with Unai Emery’s squad for the clash away to Arsenal. Paris Saint-Germain is stunned by this incomprehensible situation that attacks the very integrity of the UEFA Champions League.’

Does it really? Their argument is that Aurier has appealed his conviction and so should be presumed innocent but whatever their argument is they are going to have to get on and face the Gunners without this key player. Will this mean that Arsenal have the edge?


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  1. Kostafi says:

    It certainly helps us down the left which has been a somewhat weak spot this season. I don’t think gives us an overall edge though. The injuries to Pastore and Di Maria are just as significant. A strong Arsenal side on the front foot should get the better of PSG.

    1. damzy says:

      we also dont have bellerin

  2. G-Rude says:

    As long as Elneny and Ramsey don’t start we have a good chance.
    But we all know Ramsey will be the first name on the teamsheet

  3. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Well to be fair shouldn’t PSG be fuming at Aurier for attacking a police officer lol

    Seriously we can’t make exceptions for people who kick a football. Snoop Dog had trouble coming here for several years. Tulisa can’t go to America because she has a criminal conviction

    I think its a good law to keep criminals out and its unfair and wrong to give people who kick a billion or sing special treatment

    Just a personal opinion

    1. G-Rude says:

      Agreed AG

  4. Dennis says:

    This doesn’t mean anything, right now we have players with an empty tank (sanchez/walcott) and players who are just not on form (el neny/ramsay) who are being played while players who are in better form (ox/giroud/xhaka) are being benched. Only when an injury happens will we see some rotation happen and that is not tactics, i’m not a manager but i can see our front three should be iwobi/giroud/ox.

    1. bran99 says:

      Sanchez has an empty tank? is it coz of the Man U match where everyone including the specialist in failure were scared coz of the Mou effect? didn’t you see Sanchez playing for Chile before Man U match and grabbed two goals and highly involved in the other goal? you call that empty tank?

      I agree, tactically Wenger is inept, only injuries make him change something, and ofcourse when Ramsey is not injured he is always in the team sheet no matter what position he plays

  5. G-Rude says:

    The fact is that we are into the knockout stages already. It doesn’t matter first or second this year as the format has changed and the results are weird.
    Just play reserves in last two UCL games annd save our top players for the League.

  6. Onochie says:

    Whenever you say “BOOM before a tough match,the aftermath is not always merry. Well if they are playing without sergi its not a big issue,remember we also don’t have Santi,Bellerin etc

  7. TR7 says:

    we were made to believe that we had advantages over the spuds and man u coz they were to face us without their key players but what happened.? we need to face the best using better tactics if we are realy ambitious just like what city did to fcb.

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