Arsenal will want to put the November curse to bed by putting on a performance to remember against Paris Saint-Germain. The Gunners and PSG play for the right to finish top of the tree in Group A of the Champions League.
In the Premier League so far, November hasn't been too kind to Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger's side flattering to deceive in games against Tottenham and Manchester United. While they let a lead slip against Spurs, Arsenal needed a late Olivier Giroud equaliser to salvage a point at Old Trafford, a point they did not really deserve.
Gaining a point or two is better than losing all three, but Wenger will know Arsenal need to play better if they are to win one of the major trophies this season. A performance against a big team like PSG can do wonders for your confidence and that is precisely what Wenger wants from his side come Wednesday at the Emirates.
"We had created a momentum [leading in to November], but we have been a bit stuttering recently because we have not been winning games," Wenger said. "We want to build that momentum up again.
"We need to show we can win against a big team, so it's more important for us to do the job. It would send out a statement."
PSG will have the same plans as well having seen two points stolen from them when the two sides met in Paris. Having battered Arsenal for much of the 90 minutes and missed chance after chance, PSG somehow allowed the Gunners somehow to come away with a 1-1 draw.
Unai Emery's side will want to produce the same level of performance but with added cutting edge. "First of all, it was important to qualify for the last 16, now we want to finish top," Emery said. "It's important for me and the team, to test ourselves at this level. Our recent results have been very positive.
"Playing Arsenal is a very good thing, for the fans as well who like to see good games. I want us to play well. We have worked hard and watched Arsenal, studied their last game against Manchester United, for example. All the players are motivated and have to show it on the pitch. I want to see a big performance. But we have prepared well and I'm optimistic."
So, are Arsenal, but if that optimism is converted into performance on the pitch or not remains to be seen.
Where to Watch Live
Arsenal vs PSG is set to begin at 1.15am IST (7.45pm GMT, 8.45pm CET). Live Streaming and TV information can be found below.
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