We’ve already qualified from Group A, but Wednesday’s match against Paris Saint-Germain at Emirates Stadium still carries real importance.
As well as victory securing top spot ahead of the Champions League last-16, for Granit Xhaka the match also presents an opportunity to send out a message.
- Team news: Walcott, Ramsey, Santi, Lucas
- Ospina - My competition with Cech
- 'Now we have to finish the job'
- Wenger on Alexis, Bellerin, Debuchy
“This will be a game for the first and second places,” he told Arsenal Player. “In Paris, we got a point and we saw that PSG are a top team with lots of quality.
“We now want to show them that we are playing at home and that we are a force at home. We want to keep first place.
“It has to be our goal to finish top of the group. Then we would play against the second team from another group which would also be important, so I hope we will finish top.
“It would be important for the fans, for the club, for us players,” he added. “In the last few years, the team made it until the round of 16.
“Now we want to progress as far as possible. That is our goal.”
More Playbuzz posts coming soon!
Copyright 2023 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.