Arsenal welcome Paris Saint-Germain in their penultimate Champions League group game with the two teams fighting to top the group on Wednesday (23 November).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe.


Arsenal and PSG have both already qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League but the game on Wednesday will decide who will top the group and get a more favourable draw in the last-16.

Arsene Wenger's side were fortunate to come away with a point when the two sides met at the Parc des Princes and had Edinson Cavani and David Ospina to thank on the night. The Uruguayan striker missed a number of clear-cut chances while the Colombian stopper put in an inspired performance between the sticks to keep the score at 1-1.

The French manager will look to keep Arsenal's momentum going which has seen them unbeaten in all competitions since their opening day loss against Liverpool in the Premier League. Despite playing two draws in the last two weeks against Tottenham and Manchester United, the Gunners look strong both offensively and defensively this season.

Arsenal train ahead of their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday (23 November) Getty

Wenger could make some changes to the team that drew 1-1 at Old Trafford. Giroud could start in the central striker's role with Alexis moving to the wings to replace Theo Walcott, who could be given compassionate leave to be alongside his wife, who is expecting their second child. Ramsey, who played out wide against United, could move back into midfield with Granit Xhaka also expected to start after being named on the bench for the clash at Old Trafford.

PSG are also on a strong run at the moment and are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions, of which they have won eight. Unai Emery's side are third in Ligue 1 but will pose a major threat to Arsenal at the Emirates which was evident in the first leg, when they dominated most of the match and deserved to take all three points.

The former Sevilla manager, however, does have some injury concerns ahead of the game with Angel Di Maria a doubt after he picked up an injury during their win over Nantes. Serge Aurier, who tormented Nacho Monreal at the Parc des Princes, is not available after the UK Home Office rejected his visa to travel to London. The Ivory Coast international's absence will be a major blow as he provides them an added avenue of attack.

Arsenal are currently top of group A owing to a better goal difference, but a loss for either team will ensure they finish the table in the second place going into the draw for the last-16.

What managers say

Arsene Wenger: "We have done what was expected and we have done it away from home, now we can finish the job at home. Of course we want to do it. We played a draw there and it's just down to us to win the game there.

[Topping the group would mean] that we have done the job until the end in a convincing way. When you play 1-1 away from home and then you play at home it's a luxury to be qualified after four games."

Unai Emery [on missing Serge Aurier]: The decision has been made and I think Meunier, who is the obvious choice to replace him, has already played in big games and is ready to step in. We have solutions. Serge is an important player; it is a shame, especially for him. He is obviously disappointed."

Betting Odds (Betfair)

  • PSG Win: 21/10
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Arsenal Win: 29/20

Team News


Possible XI: Ospina; Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Iwobi, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud


Possible XI: Trapp; Meunier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Motta, Matuidi; Di Maria, Cavani, Lucas Moura.