Arsenal Lone Goal Secure Single Point In First UCL Game


Arsenal lone goal courtesy of a late strike from Alexis Sanchez secures a single point for the gunners in their first UCL game this season.

Alexis Sanchez struck in a late goal as Arsenal began their UEFA Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw.

Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead barely 42 seconds into the game.

It was a fine header off a cross from Serge Aurier into the bottom corner.

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Arsene Wenger shocked many with his starting line-up in Paris.

The Frenchman selected David Ospina ahead of Petr Cech.

The Colombian interestingly, made a number of fine saves and a crucial one to deny Cavani late on.

Wenger has reportedly promised Ospina more Champions League play time, following his impressive form.

Lots of Arsenal fans were rather worried why Wenger chose not to begin the game with his best 11.

PSG were much the better side for long periods of the game but missed several scoring chances.

This cost them later on in the game as the Gunners fought back through Sanchez, whose strike beat Alphonse Areola in the 78th minute.

Sanchez Scored Arsenal Lone Goal Against PSG

Arsenal, who left Giroud and Granit Xhaka on the bench, struggled to get any foothold in the game.

Mesut Ozil had a poor outing on the night.


Although he later came alive to pick out Alex Iwobi, whose powerful shot was kept out by goalkeeper Areola.

The ball rebounded to Sanchez, from which he then picked out the bottom corner to bring Arsenal level.

Giroud and Marco Verratti were both sent after 2 yellow cards following an off-the-ball incident in stoppage time.

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Arsenal managed to hold on until the end of regulation time to earn a valuable single point.

Arsenal bounced back from conceding a goal in the first minute to draw their Champions League opener with Paris Saint-Germain. thanks to an Alexis Sanchez second-half strike

Thanks to an Alexis Sanchez second-half strike, the gunners earned 1 point from the game.

In the last two years, Arsenal have lost their opening matches of the competition.