Arsenal miss chance to qualify as group winners after draw with PSG

  • Arsenal miss chance to qualify as group winners after draw with PSG

Arsenal miss chance to qualify as group winners after draw with PSG

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his frustration but refused to blame Alex Iwobi after his late own goal cost the Gunners a valuable victory and, in all likelihood, top spot in Champions League Group A. "We have a 90 per cent chance to finish second but we've not lost a game". The advantage when you finish first is you play the second game at home.

"Will it be enough to finish first or not?"

"I think we were the much better team tonight; I mean we dominated most of the game", al-Khelaifi said. The frustrating thing I think is that Ospina was behind him.

As you can see, there isn't a massive difference between finishing first or second this season with the danger of facing Bayern Munich or Real Madrid even if you top your group.

The goal opened the game up with PSG knowing they could not afford to lose in terms of finishing top of the group.

"He is certainly most disappointed by what happened to him but that's part of the game".

Arsenal and PSG finished 1-1 on 13 September and Wenger hopes his players can go out and get the job done this time at home. "We had a very strong start in the second half and were dominant, but then we dropped off".

"We have not lost, but we have lost a winning momentum a little bit, yes", he told the club's official site.

Arsenal went ahead through Olivier Giroud and a Marco Verratti own-goal.

If they start fast, they'll get the crowd on their side and could overwhelm their opponents with their pressing and quality on the ball. We gave a lot and we came back from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 and then gave away an own goal. 'It's just about how we do that more consistently. "But we have no reason to panic".

"I feel for him but we're in it together".

Arsenal team to play PSG: Ospina, Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Ramsey, Alexis, Ozil, Iwobi, Giroud.

But Lucas equalised in the closing stages to ensure Arsenal and PSG, who had both already qualified for the last 16, will have to wait until the final round of group matches to settle their fight for pole position.

Arsenal has finished many times at the second place of its Champions LEague group which ended up eliminating the team by a group victor at the round of 16 stage.