Our match prediction:
Derby match of the Group A is played at the Parc des Princes in Paris with the struggling French champions Paris Saint-Germain welcoming up-and-coming Arsenal. Having endured plenty of changes during summer with their key man Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaving for Manchester United, PSG were expected to make a fresh start under head coach Unai Emery, who was brought to replace Laurent Blanc. Former Sevilla manager was hoped to use his vast European experience in order to make significant Champions League result this season. Still, early signs show that the Spaniard will need more time to adapt to his new surroundings. The Saints kicked off their season on a high but the 3-1 defeat at Monaco and a stunning 1-1 home draw with St Etienne have put great pressure on the team ahead of the Chamlions League opener. Arsenal, in the meantime, have boosted their team at the end of the summer transfer window and Arsene Wenger is pleased to see his team make progress with back-to-back victories over Watford and Southampton as a perfect introduction into the PSG game. We predict an openly contested match in Paris, with goals at both ends as an only guarantee.
Highligted Player (Cavani):
Edinson Cavani is a professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain as a striker. The Uruguayan attacker was born in Salto on 14 February, 1987 and he began his senior career at Danubio. In 2007 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Serie A outfit Palermo. After scoring 34 goals in 109 league appearances for the Sicilian outfit, he joined Napoli in 2010. You should have in mind that Cavani scored a brace on his Napoli debut against Elfsborg in the Europa League. The Uruguay forward scored 78 goals in 104 Serie A games for the Partenopei and, as a result, big-spending French club PSG decided to sign him in 2013. Cavani scored 19 goals for les Parisiens in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign, but he was in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s shadow during the season and he started a number of games from the bench. In 2011 the PSG attacker won the Copa America trophy with Uruguay as la Celeste hammered Paraguay 3-0 in the game for the title.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.