PSG vs Arsenal team news: David Ospina in goal for Gunners, Alexis Sanchez starts up front

Alex Iwobi comes in for Theo Walcott as Arsene Wenger makes three changes to his side

Mark Critchley
Tuesday 13 September 2016 18:39 BST
Ospina is Arsenal's second-choice goalkeeper
Ospina is Arsenal's second-choice goalkeeper (Getty)

Arsène Wenger has made three changes to his Arsenal side for tonight's Champions League group stage opener at Paris Saint-Germain.

David Ospina, Wenger's second-choice 'cup' goalkeeper, starts ahead of Petr Cech, who is among the substitutes.

The Colombian started Arsenal's opening fixtures in the competition last season only to be dropped after two games for his poor performances.

Theo Walcott misses out with a minor knee injury, with Alex Iwobi filling in on the right wing.

Alexis Sanchez starts up front in place of new signing Lucas Perez, who failed to make an impact on his debut during Saturday's late win over Southampton.

The 28-year-old acquisition from Deportivo La Coruna will start on the bench at the Parc des Prince, as will fellow striker Olivier Giroud.

Laurent Koscielny, who was a doubt for the Group A clash with an eye injury, starts in the centre of defence.


Paris Saint-Germain: Aréola, Aurier, Marquinhos, T Silva, Maxwell, Verratti, Krychowiak, Rabiot, Di Maria, Cavani, Matuidi

Substitutes: Trapp, Meunier, Kimpembe, Motta, Pastore, Lucas, Jese

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin; Iwobi, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sanchez

Substitutes: Cech, Holding, Gibbs, Xhaka, Elneny, Perez, Giroud

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