The UEFA Champions League returned last night with a lot of goals in Dortmund where a new record was set where 12 goals were scored. It was the highest scoring match ever in the competition and Borussia Dortmund went haywire over Legia Warsaw and were 8-4 winners.
Spurs were beaten 2-1 by Monaco, Real Madrid scrapped a 2-1 win at Sporting Lisbon, Leicester City matched on with a 3-1 win over Club Brugge while Juventus were 3-1 winners at Sevilla. Porto and Copenhagen played goalless, CSKA Moscow and Bayern Leverkusen played 1-1 in Moscow while Porto kept their hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.
In Group A, Arsenal and PSG are tied with 10 points each but the Gunners are ahead on goal difference. They have both qualified for the knock out stage but there is the last battle of finishing top of the group. That will be decided tonight at the Emirates. The Gunners have not finished as group winners for 4 consecutive seasons and have only finished tops in only 3 seasons since they reached the Champions League final.
The Gunners scrapped a point at Old Trafford on Saturday but will need to get all three points tonight. Alexis Sanchez should be free from his thigh straps but will Wenger rest him for super-sub Giroud? Will Wenger opt for Giroud upfront and Sanchez on the flanks. I missed Iwobi and would love to see him against PSG. Jenkinson will continue at right back since Bellerin is yet to recover from an injury. The young Spaniard recently extended his contract with the Gunners.
Walcott will man the right wing but there is a lot to be chosen from to make up the midfield. Ozil picks himself, but will need to do better than Old Trafford and reignite his Ludogorets magic against PSG. Coquelin will be ready to snap on heels but Wenger would have to choose between El Neny and Xhaka to partner Colombo. I think Xhaka would start. Ospina should be in goal. Cech would cheer from the bench.
A 3-1 win will be fine before a dead rubber in Basel for the younger gunners.
In Cameroon, Asisat Oshoala would love to continue her goal scoring form when Nigeria take on Ghana in the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations later today. Good luck Super Falcons.
Time to go.