Arsenal may be pleased to hear that Paris Saint Germain will be missing a couple of their first team players in this week’s clash.
Arsene Wenger’s side are set to face the French champions on Tuesday in the opening game of the 2016/17 Champions League group stage campaign.
While the Gunners enter Tuesday’s affair with a lot of positives to take from the weekend, their opponents have one or two concerns to deal with.
PSG’s below par form under new manager Unai Emery continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Saint-Etienne after a 3-1 defeat to AS Monaco a couple of weeks ago.
With Serge Aurier already sidelined, another full-back Layvin Kurzawa, who is somehow the club’s top scorer so far this term, suffered a thigh injury which saw him withdrawn at halftime on Friday.
The injury left Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s former club in some crisis as midfielder Thiago Motta went on to play at centre back with only three fit defenders available (and no left-backs fit) following the sale of David Luiz.
Thus, Thiago Silva is now hoping to be back by Tuesday even though the Brazilian has not played a single minute of competitive football so far this season.