LONDON, Sporting Alert – Watch Arsenal against Paris Saint-Germain Champions League group stage game live on the ESPN3 schedule on Wednesday.
Also streaming live on the ESPN3 schedule are the battles involving Bayern Munich travel to Rostov, Benfica at Besiktas, Atletico Madrid hosting PSV Eindhoven, Napoli against Dynamo Kiev and Ludogorets versus Basel.
GUNNERS v PSG: Key Group A Battle
Both Arsenal and PSG are already through to the round of last 16 after three wins and a draw in their opening four games, but the Gunners can top Group A with a win at Emirates Stadium.
“We have done what was expected and we have done it away from home, now we can finish the job at home,” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said on Arsenal.com
“Of course we want to do it. We played a draw there and it’s just down to us to win the game there.
“[Topping the group would mean] that we have done the job until the end in a convincing way.
“When you play 1-1 away from home and then you play at home it’s a luxury to be qualified after four games.
“Last year we had to battle until the end and this season we could finish the job after five games. That would mean we have done really well.”
Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud?
Wenger could rest forward Alexis Sanchez from the start on Wednesday, with Olivier Giroud, who came off the bench to score the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the weekend in line to lead the attack.
But when asked if he was about to recall his fellow Frenchman to the starting lineup, Wenger refused to give anything away.
He did say, though: “Every week I leave top players on the bench.
“I rotate as well, a little bit. Olivier Giroud has been out a long time and is ready now to compete again.
“It will change game to game, and I will make rotations, but he will not be on the bench forever.
“He will have opportunities. I have not decided yet (if he will start).”
Who Wants To Top Group A? It Does Motta
In the meantime, while Arsenal will be gunning for three points to win the group, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta says the visitors doesn’t think it’s all that important to top the standings.
Two of the three previous meetings between Arsenal and PSG ended in draws with the English Premier League side winning the other.
“Certain teams have finished second in their group and still won the Champions League,” Motta said at his press conference.
“It’s good to finish first, but not vital. In the end, we are already qualified for the last-16. If we finish first in Group A, that’s a bonus.”
Looking ahead of Wednesday’s other games on ESPN3, Benfica, Napoli and Besiktas can all secure last 16 spots.
Two other high-profile teams – Barcelona and Manchester City – are hoping to join the already knockout round qualifiers as well.
Early kick-off on Wednesday is at 11:45am, with second place Bayern Munich taking on Rostov Group D, following to keep tabs on leaders Atletico Madrid.
UEFA Champions League: ESPN3 Schedule
Wednesday, November 23
11:45 AM Rostov vs. Bayern Munich ESPN3
12:30 PM Besiktas vs. Benfica ESPN3
2:30 PM Napoli vs. Dynamo Kiev ESPN3
2:30 PM Ludogorets vs. Basel ESPN3
2:30 PM Atletico Madrid vs. PSV Eindhoven ESPN3
2:30 PM In Spanish – Arsenal FC vs. Paris Saint-Germain ESPN3
2:40 PM In Spanish – Ludogorets vs. Basel ESPN3