Paris Saint-German v Arsenal tips – Gunners should fire at Parc des Princes

Gunners should fire at Parc des Princes

France's Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between France and Romania, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Friday, June 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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Betting Tip: Arsenal +1.00 @ 10/11 with ladbrokes

Arsenal are sweating over the fitness of Laurent Koscielny for Tuesday night’s Champions League opener, with Arsene Wenger hoping that a swollen eye won’t prevent his central defender from featuring at the Parc des Princes.

Koscielny is not only a rock in central defence but also a player who weighs in with the occasional goal and he was on the scoresheet against Southampton as the Gunners nicked a 2-1 win on Saturday.

On the basis he is available, then we really fancy Arsenal to get a positive result against a team who have started the season slowly as they begin life without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibra was with the French champions for four successful seasons and Paris have struggled in their past two matches, losing 3-1 at Monaco before a 1-1 draw with St Etienne on Friday night.

Unai Emery has been appointed manager principally because of his European success with Sevilla although he might take a while to mould a successful team, with Lucas Moura and Edinson Cavani likely to be the focal point of the attack.

Alexis Sanchez is likely to start after recuperating from international duty with Chile, while Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud are all likely to start.

Giroud claims that Arsenal are outsiders for this match although the squad has plenty of experience within the ranks and will be quietly confident of getting a positive result from this one.

“We knew this victory [over Southampton] would require character even if everything was not easy. The Champions League is a different competition,” Giroud told Telefoot.

“Paris will regroup [from Friday’s 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne] and are the favourites and leader of this group. It is up to us to put doubt into them.”

PSG shouldn’t be an odds-on chance based on the little achieved so far this season, with Arsenal well worth taking on the handicap which means a payout if the game ends all square or in an away win.

Betting Tip: Arsenal +1.00 @ 10/11 with ladbrokes

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