Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain

22/11/16

Arsenal take on Paris Saint-Germain in the next round of the Champions League on Wednesday and will battle it out for the top spot in the group.

Should Arsenal win the game then the three points will be enough to secure first place in the group, after already securing qualification to the next round with a victory in match four

The Gunners gained a valuable point in the reverse fixture at the start of the campaign and a further 3 victories have given them the chance to win the group with one game to go.

Whoever wins the group generally receives a more favourable draw in the next round and Arsene Wenger knows after that after reaching the last sixteen on several occasions that this could very crucial to progressing.

This will be a very close game and the UEFA Champions League betting has put Arsenal as slight favourites but as always in a game like this it could go either way

TEAM NEWS

Arsenel will be without several players for the visit of PSG including spaniards Hector Bellerin & Santi Cazorla who are still recovering from ankle & Achilles injuries. Per Mertesacker & Lucas Perez are also missing.

Arsene has to make the decision on whether he should bring Olivier Giroud back into the starting line up or continue with Alexis Sanchez as the main striker. Giroud came off the bench on Saturday to score the equaliser and help Arsenal to a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Aaron Ramsey & Theo Walcott both struggled in the game, so he does have the option of bringing Alex Iwobi & Oxlade-Chamberlain back into the starting eleven. It will also be interesting who he selects in Midfield,with plenty of options available.

David Ospina should return in goal as he has played in all the Champions League games so far.

PSG manager Unai Emery has injury concerns as well but expects Angel Di Mariato to return after his appearance at the weekend in the win against Nantes

Javier Pastore may not make the game as the midfielder as he is suffering from a knee injury and may be missing for up to two weeks.

In Midfield Adrien Rabiot will also be out while goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and Full back Layvin Kurzawa are also doubts.

POSSIBLE LINE-UPS

Arsenal : Ospina; Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Sanchez

PSG : Trapp; Aurier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Motta, Matuidi; Di Maria, Cavani, Lucas Moura

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