Arsenal have the chance to secure top spot in Group A when they take on Paris Saint-Germain in their penultimate Champions League group game at the Emirates Stadium, although a defeat would see them almost guaranteed to finish runners-up once again.
The Gunners have already guaranteed their qualification through to the last-16 with two games to spare, although there is still plenty to play for as they do battle with PSG for the right to top the group.
Arsenal’s season has wobbled ever so slightly in recent weeks, with 1-1 draws against Tottenham and Manchester United either side of the recent international break.
Manager Arsene Wenger also has a few injuries on his hands to contend with, but the Frenchman is unlikely to tinker too much with is squad given what is at stake if they should secure a famous victory over the Ligue 1 champions and seal what should be an easier route through the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
What time does it start?
Arsenal vs PSG kicks off at 19:45 GMT (20:45 CET) at the Emirates Stadium.
Manchester United vs Arsenal player ratings
Manchester United vs Arsenal player ratings
1/22 David de Gea - 4 out of 10
With Arsenal scoring their only shot on target, it’s not been the best day for the Spaniard. He had very little to do throughout.
2/22 Antonio Valencia - 8 out of 10
Performed exceptionally today, looking strong going forward and defensively.
3/22 Phil Jones - 5 out of 10
Did the simple stuff well at the back, but looked slow defensively at times.
4/22 Marcos Rojo - 6 out of 10
Defended well throughout proceedings, played safely and used possession well from the back.
5/22 Matteo Darmian - 5 out of 10
A mediocre performance from the Italian. He was lunging into challenges, despite already being armed with a yellow card.
6/22 Michael Carrick - 5 out of 10
The skipper played a very standard performance today. He played his role well and stuck to his position.
7/22 Ander Herrera - 7 out of 10
His work rate was faultless and he influenced play in the middle of the park – good overall performance.
8/22 Paul Pogba - 6 out of 10
He appeared to patrol the middle of the park in the first half, but in the second half he seemed to go off the boil. He did not make many chances and lacked any attacking prowess.
9/22 Juan Mata - 8 out of 10
An exceptional performance from the Spaniard today. His goal was an example of his immense technical ability and he created chances throughout.
10/22 Anthony Martial - 6 out of 10
A somewhat quiet performance from him today, but he showed glimpses of brilliance in the first half with a number of strikes that tested Cech.
11/22 Marcus Rashford - 6 out of 10
Despite being caught out for the late Arsenal goal, his performance throughout was positive. He attacked confidently and his crossing was inviting problems for the Arsenal defence.
12/22 Petr Cech - 6 out of 10
He made a number of important saves in the first half, but was out of position when Mata broke the deadlock.
13/22 Carl Jenkinson - 4 out of 10
It was a somewhat uncomfortable performance from him today, as he looked slow and unable to keep up with the pace of the United strike force.
14/22 Laurent Koscielny - 6 out of 10
He did well in the air today, but the United attack got the better of him at times as he was caught out of position.
15/22 Shkodran Mustafi - 5 out of 10
It was an incredibly mediocre performance by the German. He did well in possession, but that wasn’t enough at times.
16/22 Nacho Monreal - 5 out of 10
A questionable penalty call in the first half was the main incident for the Spainard. He failed to show his defensive ability against the quality of United going forward.
17/22 Francis Coquelin - 6 out of 10
Made a number of important tackles, but it wasn’t enough to stop his opponents running the midfield battle.
18/22 Mohamed Elneny - 4 out of 10
The Egyptian made a few unneeded and mistimed challenges and failed to show any sign of threat when going forward.
19/22 Aaron Ramsey - 5 out of 10
He had very little of the ball throughout, and when he did he failed to do much with it.
20/22 Mesut Ozil - 5 out of 10
Taking into account his huge talent, it was a rather dim performance. He failed to create chances and feed Sanchez which resulted in Arsenal having no spark going forward.
21/22 Theo Walcott - 4 out of 10
A very quiet performance from the winger today. He saw very little of the ball and was regularly caught playing too narrow which left Arsenal with no width to their attacks.
22/22 Alexis Sanchez - 6 out of 10
He looked dangerous when in possession, but a lack of service did not allow him to make a real impact on the game.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on BT Sport 3 from 19:00. You can also follow it with The Independent's live blog from 18:30.
How can Arsenal finish top?
Simple. If they win, they will clinch top spot regardless of their final result against Basel as they will lead PSG by three points and finish ahead of them due to a better head-to-head score.
A goalless draw would also favour the Gunners as they scored an away goal in Paris, and as long as they equal or match PSG’s result in the final group games, they will finish top.
A score draw of more than 1-1 will see PSG finish above Arsenal due to the French side scoring more away goals, while if it finishes 1-1, Arsenal will finish top as long as they retain their superior goal difference against all teams in Group A.
If Arsenal lose, PSG will finish top regardless of the final matches.
It’s a big game for...
Mesut Özil: The attacking midfield maestro is enjoying a much stronger season in front of goal, but he still faces accusations that he only delivers against the smaller sides. He netted a hat-trick against Ludogorets and scored another in the away tie in Bulgaria – although it proved to be a delightful match-winner that secured a vital three points – while he has also scored against Swansea, Chelsea and Watford this season. A match-deciding display against PSG could go a long way to silencing those critics.
Player to watch...
Alexis Sanchez: Is he injured? He didn’t look like it against United, although Arsenal barely saw enough of the ball for the Chile international to stretch his legs and test his hamstring out having suffered injury during the international break. The forward is a Arsenal’s top-scorer this season, and if they are to see off the Parisian giants, then he needs to be firing on all cylinders.
Arsenal: Opsina; Jenkinson, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs; Coquelin, Ramsey; Sanchez, Ozil, Iwobi; Giroud.
Subs: Cech, Monreal, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.
PSG: Areola; Meunier, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Verratti, Krychowiak, Thiago Motta; Lucas, Cavani, Matuidi.
Subs: Trapp, Kimpembe, Ben Arfa, Jese, Nkunku, Augustin, Ikone.
Past three meetings...
PSG 1 (Cavani) Arsenal 1 (Sanchez), Champions League group stage, September 2016.
Arsenal 1 (Campbell) PSG 0, European Cup Winners’ Cup, April 1994.
PSG 1 (Ginola) Arsenal 1 (Wright), European Cup Winners’ Cup, March 1994.
Arsenal to win: 31/20
PSG to win: 39/20
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