Wenger eyes European improvement as Arsenal battle PSG Ars

By Daily Sports on September 13, 2016

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Arsene Wenger is looking for Arsenal to show greater consistency in the Champions League, starting with a positive result when they begin their campaign at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

A year ago the Gunners lost their opening two group games before scraping through to the last 16 behind Bayern Munich, only to fall at that stage for the sixth year running.

The key to returning to the latter stages is winning Group A to thereby set up an easier draw in the first knockout round, and so taking points off the French champions at the Parc des Princes could be crucial.

“Last year we had a bad start because we lost our first game at Dinamo Zagreb and after we had the hiccup at home against Olympiakos and Bayern was a bit more consistent,” Wenger said at a press conference on Monday.

“What we need to do to win the group is make a good result here tomorrow.”

The last time Arsenal won their Champions League group was in 2011/12, when they finished ahead of another French side in Marseille.

With Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad completing the Group A line-up, the Gunners and the French champions are expected to be fighting it out for first place.

While Wenger’s side are fresh from back-to-back Premier League wins against Watford and Southampton, PSG have been in poor form under their new coach Unai Emery.

They followed a 3-1 defeat at Monaco before the recent international break by drawing 1-1 at home to Saint-Etienne on Friday, but Wenger remains wary of them.

“They are a bit like us with a number of players who came back a bit late (from summer holidays), so they have had to an extent the same problems as us,” Wenger said.

“They were in the same hotel as us in Los Angeles when Thiago Silva got injured and he has still not come back, but I am not too worried for them because they have been well above the rest of the teams in their league in recent years and I expect to see a different PSG in the Champions League.” (NAN)

•Photo shows Asene Wenger

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 13, 2016

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