L'Equipe deliver harsh player ratings for Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Arsenal

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Arsenal will return to London delighted after they managed to salvage a point against Paris Saint-Germain last night.

Alexis Sanchez’s second-half strike earned the Gunners a 1-1 draw following Edinson Cavani’s opener in the first minute of the game.

The Uruguayan had multiple chances to put the game to bed but thankfully for Arsene Wenger, luck - and a fine performance from David Ospina - was on his side.

The Arsenal manager came under heavy scrutiny for selecting Ospina ahead of Petr Cech but his bravery was rewarded. The Spaniard was Arsenal’s man of the match, Wenger reiterating his view that Ospina is world-class after the game.

There were few other standout performances inside the Parc des Princes. Sanchez was lively and took his goal well but Wenger won’t be reflecting on individual performances too carefully - he’ll simply be chuffed that his side gained a point from their toughest group match.

That, however, hasn’t prevented the newspapers from giving their player ratings. French sports paper L’Equipe is a notoriously harsh marker, and they were at it again last night.

One Arsenal player was rated two out of 10. Three were given a score of three. Check out the ratings below.

Of course, Ospina was L’Equipe’s man of the match. He conceded after 42 seconds but was faultless thereafter, denying efforts from Cavani, Angel di Maria and Serge Aurier as PSG pushed for a second.


Wenger confirmed that the 28-year-old will be rewarded for his performance with another start in Arsenal’s next Champions League fixture, again Basel on September 28.

"I have two world-class goalkeepers," Wenger said, per Sky Sports

"I can give them both games. If they do not play, you can't keep two world-class goalkeepers."

"We have a rule that the keepers know (when they will play). It's important to have clear rules like that. They know what the rules are for the season. If they change, I'll tell them."

“On what [Ospina] delivered tonight, he has the right to stay in the team for the next Champions League game."

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