One of the big matches of this Champions League opener will be between Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta and Peter Bosz’s PSV. Both clubs started the season unbeaten, accumulating victories and being strong candidates for the first place in group B. However, to achieve this, they must first knock down the rival in a match broadcast by Movistar Champions League 6 and led by the German Felix Zwayer .
Arsenal’s excellent start
The Gunners reach the Champions League with overall wins this season, apart from a draw against Fulham . With these results, they are fourth in the Premier League standings , level on points with second-placed Tottenham . Another remarkable aspect is the defensive, since only one team in the English elite has suffered less than Arsenal. As if that were not enough, Arteta’s men have already won one title this season: the Community Shield win against Manchester City .
Arsenal are facing a clash with Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny, who are missing through injury, and Gabriel Martinelli’s doubts after he was ruled out with an injury against Everton on Sunday. Nevertheless, thanks to an unbeatable dynamism and a game that makes them fall in love, the English will try to add three points in the return of the best European competition to the Emirates .
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PSV, in order to further destroy
For its part, the Eindhoven team has already presented the Champions League badge this season. In the previous rounds, they had to beat Rangers and Sturm Graz to get into the draw of the group stage . At the national level, it is the leader of the Eredivisie, having successfully won the first four rounds of the championship. In it, he already has 13 goals for and only 1 against, having scored several goals. And just like Arsenal, PSV won the trophy, which calls the league and Cup winner , in this case the Dutchman, and against Feyenoord .
After eight wins and a draw in nine matches, PSV will visit London with the courage that characterizes it. It will try to beat the rival for the leadership of the group and start this new journey in the Champions League on the right foot . In addition, the Dutch can count on the entire squad except for Armando Obispo and Mauro Júnior, who were seriously injured at the end of last season.
Arsenal and PSV met up to six times in official matches. Each team won two games, the other two games were draws . Without going any further, last season they divided the group in the first round of the Europa League with one victory each . In London, the English won 1-0, while in the Netherlands, the Locals won 2-0. Both also qualified for the next round.