Why You Must Watch PSG vs Arsenal Tonight !

Siddharth Nair
|Published 13/09/2016

Arsenal and PSG is the headline match of the first week of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17. The Champions League is the biggest and most prestigious competition in club football and this year will be no different with some of the biggest and best teams in the world will battle it out to become the champions in May of next year. (Why You Must Watch PSG vs Arsenal Tonight !)

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Arsenal will take part in the competition for the 20th successive year. While Arsene Wenger deserves credit for this, there is feeling that Arsenal are not really in the mix in terms of the contenders for the Champions League.

PSG have been dominant in the French League but they need to start performing in the Champions League if they need to be considered among one of Europe’s elite. The post Ibrahimovic era has been tough for them so far but they will look to correct that against the North London giants.

So here are the Things to Watch out for in PSG vs Arsenal !

4) Emery vs Wenger !

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While Wenger has been unsuccessful in Europe lately , Unai Emery has had a tremendous run in the last few years.

Last year’s victory over Liverpool in the Europa League final made it three on the go for Seville and was one of the main reasons why PSG hired Emery.

Emery will pit his tactical nous against one of the oldest dogs in the yard in Wenger and he has already spoken about how this will be a great personal challenge for him.

In what could be Wenger’s final season in charge he will be looking to take on all comers and prove to the world that he is still one of the best managers in the world.

3) Cavani to shine at last ?

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While PSG may have been sad to see the back of Zlatan, you can bet that Edison Cavani was rubbing his hands in delight.

There was no way Cavani was going to be the main man at Paris as long as the great Zlatan was still around. (Why You Must Watch PSG vs Arsenal Tonight !)

But now he has got his chance to take center stage and lead the line of the talented French side. With the likes of Di Maria and Pastore feeding him Cavani would be expecting to get on the score sheet against Arsenal.

2) Xhaka, Cazorla, Ozil !

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The midfield trio of Xhaka, Cazorla and Ozil would be expecting to boss the midfield in Paris tonight against PSG.

Ozil is the best number 10 in the world right now and he is at the peak of his powers. Cazorla may be approaching the end of his superb career but his skill, vision and ability to run a game is still quite brilliant.

And Granit Xhaka is one of the more promising midfielders in world football right now. With such talent in their ranks, Arsenal will be expecting to win this battle. (Why You Must Watch PSG vs Arsenal Tonight !)

1) Di Maria vs Alexis !

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Both Sanchez and Di Maria are among some of the best players in the world right now. (Why You Must Watch PSG vs Arsenal Tonight !)

But neither of them has made the jump to the next level. Di Maria was on the threshold at Madrid but then his career nose dived during that ill fated spell at Manchester United.

Alexis has claimed that he has the same ability as Ronaldo and Messi. Well he has then Champions League nights like these are the ones in which he needs to dominate the opponent.

Let us see who comes out on top in this one !


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