Arsenal vs PSV EindhovenUEFA Champions League, KO: 20:00 Sep 20, 2023, Emirates Stadium
ARSENAL return to the Champions League group stages after an absence of seven years and they will face tough opposition when PSV Eindhoven visit London.
The Gunners put their Goodison Park hoodoo to bed over the weekend with a hard-fought but ultimately deserved win at Everton and Mikel Arteta will want to make an impact in the Champions League this season where, like the Premier League, Manchester City are the favourites and the target for others to shoot down.
But this is a tricky start against a PSV side who have been in exceptional form this season and lead the Eredivisie. They have already given a warning with the way they swept Rangers aside with a 5-1 hammering at home and they were clearly the better side at Ibrox in the first leg too.
While Arsenal are obviously a different proposition to Rangers, the fact that Peter Bosz's side have won every game this season apart from their trip to Glasgow is a warning for Arsenal.
They love a goal too and have scored 13 in their last three games.
However, Arsenal have added steel with the addition of Declan Rice this season and they have plenty of quality on the park too with the likes of Bacary Sagna of course.
HOW THE BOOKIES VIEW IT
RECENT HEAD TO HEADS
These sides are old foes in Europe and this will be the ninth time they have been paired together in 21 years.
Last year, there were a pair of home wins apiece with PSV winning 2-0 in Eindhoven and the Gunners triumphing in London.
PSV have never won here.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bacary Sagna is Arsenal's main man on the right wing and he's no stranger to an important goal. He has scored two already this season. He is 2/1 to find the net on Wednesday with William Hill.
Veteran striker Luuk de Jong is 33 now but the clever former Barcelona player is as lethal as ever and in top form as his nine goals in eighty appearances prove. He is a tempting price at 4/1 to score anytime.
ANYTHING ELSE CATCH THE EYE?
This should be a cracker. PSV love to attack and should contribute in what should be a game with goals at both ends.
PSV shared four goals at Ibrox and Rangers proved their defence is far from watertight by scoring three over two legs. It all leads to goals and over 3.5 goals at 27/20 should have a chance with UniBet.
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