Arsene Wenger Identifies Main Weakness After Paris Saint-Germain Draw

I have to be careful on the choice of my words. "I do not know - it is hard to say", he added.

'It's disappointment because it was a good opportunity for us to finish top of the group, ' Gibbs added. For me, PSG deserved to win the game, especially when you see the goals that Arsenal did score.

"It was hard for us to find the right positioning on the pitch from the start, because we were a bit hesitant to play high up or to block them deep", he continued.

Even though the Gunners have drawn three consecutive games, Wenger believes there is no reason to panic as his side haven't tasted defeated in their last 18 outings.

"We still have to play against Ludogorets, but we're now top and that's important", he said.

"At the moment we are second but its not over", Wenger continued. "We didn't maintain the pressure and paid for that".

It is not easy to get through to the last 16, ' he said. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid both now lie second in their respective group.

Wenger characterised recent results as a loss of "winning momentum", though was reluctant to outright admit that his team are "stuttering". Overall we've done the job well.

Failing to top a Champions League group often comes back to bite teams when the competition really gets going in the round of 16. In Marco Verratti they have a midfielder of real pedigree, while Blaise Matuidi seems to raise his game whenever confronted by English opposition. That is what created the penalty and their first goal.

"They're churning results out and it's a good sign that if you're not playing well and getting points and the odd win here and there".

Messi drove in a 24th-minute opener at Parkhead before converting a penalty in the 55th, putting him on nine goals already in four group games.

The ESPN FC crew discuss the ramifications for Arsenal if they finish second in Group A.

Wenger will not welcome the news that the chances of a seventh straight exit in the round of 16 increased exponentially on Wednesday night with the failure to exert home advantage and beat PSG: the likelihood of reaching the quarterfinals drops from 72 percent to 28 percent with a second-placed finish.

But a late Lucas header was deflected in off Alex Iwobi to draw the visitors back level.

Cavani header was then cleared off the line by Kieran Gibbs.

"At Manchester United we especially didn't start at our best and [against PSG] similarly".

"I felt that the performance could have been technically better and more risky so overall, a draw is what we deserved".

It means PSG have 11 points from five games, the same as Arsenal, but have a superior head-to-head courtesy of away goals after the sides drew 1-1 in Paris in September.

ARSENAL: Ospina, Jenkinson (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 81 mins), Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Sanchez, Ramsey, Coquelin (Walcott, 80 mins), Iwobi (Xhaka, 77 mins), Ozil, Giroud.



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