PSG worried about Arsenal. Why?

PSG expect a tough test from the Gunners!

Well Arsenal just about scraped a win this weekend against Southampton, in which ended up as a 2-1 victory for the Gunners at the Emirates. A 94th minute Santi Cazorla penalty is what decided the match for the Gunners late on and Arsene Wenger played a very tactical side that clearly had PSG in mind.

Wenger chose to largely base his selection with the midweek champions league game in the back of his mind, with both Alexis and Giroud sitting on the bench, whilst Perez, Chamberlain and Walcott, all who could play an important part out in France, were all substituted to ensure their fitness doesn’t drop too low.

Arsenal of course travel to Paris ahead of Tuesday night’s game, Arsenal’s first champions league game of the campaign, and realistically PSG are going to be our biggest challengers in the group. Even though they may have lost the likes of Ibrahimovich and David Luiz this summer, they still have a number of quality players and the game at the Parc de Princes will not be easy. The Gunners will have to work hard in order to come away with all three points, however no matter how nervous we may be going into the game, it seems that the PSG players also have doubts about the opposition.

PSG midfielder Thiago Motta stated he believes that Arsenal will be a far greater test than the French sides previous English opposition in recent years. PSG have played Chelsea in recent Champions League campaigns and have come away as worthy winners, however Motta seems to believe that Arsenal are a far harder test than the Blues and so they fully expect a tough game from the Gunners. Motta said: “Arsenal are a level above Chelsea because they like to play. We have not faced an English team that plays this way.”

Although Motta may claim that it’s Arsenal’s style of play that concerns them, ultimately even though they may not have played us in the recent era, Arsenal’s game very much focuses around passing, much like Barcelona, a team that PSG will be far more familiar with. Arsenal should take the game to them and it will be interesting to see how the Gunners do against such strong opposition in the opening round of fixtures, but if I was to make a suggestion, no matter how unprepared PSG may feel, I’m sure they are in the stronger position before a ball has been kicked.



  1. synthiagoCazorla..HUMVN,Machine says:

    Ha! Sounds like the usual talk. Feels like the usual stuff about it ‘being safer not to under-estimate your opponents.’

    But maybe their fears are real. Because when we turn up, we turn up real good! We can be as good as City was at Old Trafford today.

    I feel like we should start again with Perez upfront. But this time, he should have Alexis to combine with on his left.

    PSG will come out to play. It will provide really good opportunities to catch them on the break with Alexis and Perez.

  2. chinaka1 says:

    PSG are the favourite on paper
    but Arsenal are very good on the road.
    Still enjoying my day after our die minute winner

  3. Skills1000 says:

    Arsenal will win away at PSG. I am very sure.

    Xhaka. Cazorla

    Perez Ozil Sanchez

    We must go to Paris to win.

    We need to improve on the way we build our attack and should shoot more often.

  4. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    PSG is not the same without Zlatan. However, they are still a strong side. I would be happy with an away point.

    Off topic, but Joel Campbell scored today for Sporting on his first start. Congrats!

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    The last time we played PSG was back in the 1993/94 season, in the old cup winners cup competition.
    Where we won 1-0 at home and drew 1-1 away.

    I don’t understand why some fan’s are taking PSG lightly, it’s probably the same lot that thought the Southampton game would be a walk in the park!
    Being realistic, I would be happy with a point on Tuesdays night.

    Barcelona just lost 2-1 at home to Alavés ?
    Exactly… Who are theyyy? ?

    1. RSH says:

      exactly. So many ppl saying resting players was okay today, we barley got through by the skin of our teeth, and its not like Walcott or Ox played well enough to suggest they are okay backup. When will we stop underestimating our opponents and realize we ourselves are not in good form. Our only good game so far is still Watford.

    2. Goonsquad8 says:

      Still making things up I see who the hell is taking psg lightly?

  6. Wilshegz says:

    start with
    Cech;Bellerin,Mustafi,Kosci,Monreal;Xhaka,Cazorla,Ozil; Walcott,Ozil,Alexis; Perez and we ll win the game.

    1. RSH says:


  7. tissiam says:

    psg are a different team this year with a new manager,new system they lost 2 seniors players..last season it took them over 35 games to lose,this season 4 games played,1 loss,1draw,2wins,similar to us!!

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