It was Alexis Sanchez who redeemed Arsene Wenger men in France, scoring Arsenal’s only goal against Paris Saint-German in the first leg of the Group stage encounter of the Champions league, giving hope to the team and ensuring that they do not lose.
The goal which was scored in the 77th minutes of play came as a result of a rebound from Alphonse Areola before the Chilean forward slogged it in with a powerful shot that sent the Londoners rejoicing in Paris.
Giroud was brought in to change the pace of the teams attacking performance, but picked up two yellow cards in his 27 minutes of play, the second for an altercation in which Italian midfielder Verratti also picked up a second yellow.
The Gunners were often exposed by the pace of Cavani, Angel di Maria and Serge Aurier but thanks to their Colombian goalkeeper Ospina who was preferred ahead of Petr Cech to keep them in tact.
The game which ended in 1-1 keeps Arsenal on top of Group A with one point while Ludo Razgd trails Arsenal with one point after securing an away draw in Switzerland against Basel.