Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes that the club were extremely lucky not to beaten by Paris St Germain in the recent Champions League meeting between the two teams.
Arsenal travel to the French capital in order to take on PSG. This match was extremely important for the English club considering that they were aiming for top of the table. In the last few years, Arsenal have suffered immensely in the knockout stages as a result of finishing second in their group. It went on to give them a tough road in the last 16 or even the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Keen to avoid a similar mistake, the club were targeting a top of the table finish but they needed to win against PSGin order to make it possible. However, the club could only manage a 2-2 draw with the French club and it leaves them second in the table with only one match left.Wright, though, says that it is a positive result for the club considering that they were extremely poor in the match and it would have been beaten quite badly.
Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for PSG before Arsenal managed to take the lead through a penalty for Olivier Giroud and an own goal from Marco Verratti.
Iwobi’s own goal a few minutes later levelled the scores once again.“It feels like a defeat really. They didn’t create nowhere near enough.They’re very fortunate because I believe that PSG deserved to win this game today, especially when you see the goals that Arsenal did score.
It was a very fortunate penalty and an own-goal.Arsenal were very fortunate not to lose that game,” said Wright. This was the third consecutive draw in all competitions for Arsenal. The team has home match against AFC Bournemouth during the weekend.