Arsene Wenger says he can’t understand how Arsenal gave PSG such an easy equaliser as the Gunners squandered the chance to finish top of their Champions League group.
Edison Cavani put the visitors ahead on 18 minutes before Olivier Giroud converted from the spot after Alexis was fouled in first half stoppage time. Wenger’s men showed more authority after the break and took the lead when Marco Verratti put through his own net on the hour mark only for momentum to be scuppered by Alex Iwobi’s own goal.
After the game, Wenger admitted that his side didn’t play well enough for the full game to merit victory. Asked if he was disappointed by the draw – a result that puts PSG in the driving seat to win Group A – Wenger told BT Sport:
“I think you have to consider two things; the intensity we put in and the result I believe on the intensity front we gave a lot tonight. Overall, the most difficult thing is to be one goal down and to come back and lead 2-1.
“To give an own goal on the second goal is disappointing but we played against a good side. I felt we had good periods in the game but we were not technically fluent enough not for 90 minutes to dominate our subject.”
He added: “My concern tonight is that we were 2-1 up and did not continue to maintain the pressure on them. We allowed them to come back at us. It’s difficult to understand how easily we gave a goal away at a corner.
“Athe moment we lack something in our creativity. There’s still a great spirit in the squad and we got a point. It certainly will not be enough, but you never know.
“As I said before the game, let’s try and finish the job well and win the game [against Basle].”