Laurent Koscielny says PSG’s second goal saw Arsenal take their foot off the pedal and stop pressing the French champions in the 2-2 draw.
Alex Iwobi’s own goal brought the scores level on the night, and the skipper says a drop in defensive intensity came about because of that.
“We were able to create danger in their own half so it was better for us to press high,” he said, “but after the second goal we stopped pressing and dropped a little bit.
“We gave them lots of opportunities which is why we conceded the corner and then conceded the goal.”
It means our chances of finishing top of the group are now out of our hands, but Koscielny was open-minded about it.
“We have a lot of big teams in this competition now and a lot of great teams finish second, so it’s difficult to know,” he continued.
“They have a game against Ludogorets and we are playing Basel, so we will see. We want to finish first because then our second leg will be at home, so we want to win our last game to give us the best chance of finishing first.”