|Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven|
LONDON –The result of today's match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, Arsenal's enthusiasm for their first appearance in the Champions League in six years is such that they printed the lyrics of the competition's national anthem in the matchday programme.
Few people sang "Zadok The Priest" when the time came, but there were still cheers that rang out as the opening bars rang out across the rain-soaked Emirates Stadium, a relief from the pain endured by the The absence of Europe's top club is prolonged. context.
The result of the match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League 2023-24
The Gunners were determined to seize their opportunity and not disappoint, winning 4-0 against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday with the authority usually associated with seasoned Champions League campaigners. However, none of the starters from the previous outing – a 5-1 home loss to Bayern Munich in March 2017 – are still at the club.
In fact, only one surviving member of the team - midfielder Mohamed Elneny - remained from that evening, and with Champions League new signing Mikel Arteta, the hosts could have been forgiven if She approaches this much-touted opportunity with one shot. little hesitation.No one was present even though adrenaline flowed through their veins.
“It was great to witness the atmosphere and music of the Champions League,” Arteta said in the post-match press conference. "Everyone was a little emotional before. I was [emotional], yeah. I was really excited about it.I wanted to be in control and not show it too much, but I was really excited.
Arsenal vs. PSV Eindhoven: The start of the 2023-2024 Champions League
"The journey started last year when we won the right to participate in this competition where we needed to qualify as a club. Now we have to produce what we need to produce to maintain at this level.
“I think we harness that energy and emotion in the right way. Talk about fun.Obviously we have to compete at this level, but we have to take advantage of [these moments] because I think in the end, this is something that will remain a memory."
Having said that PSV's defense clearly played well. In the Europa League, Arsenal showed the kind of ruthless efficiency in front of goal that Arteta has lamented throughout the club's Premier League campaign so far.
Arsenal vs. PSV Eindhoven
scored, but they were quickly 3-0 up in the 38th minute when Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Jesus all scored three fine goals.
They were on autopilot in the second half, making a series of changes from their side's derby. North in the London match on Sunday, including resting Jesus, Saka and holding midfielder Declan Rice.
Martin Ødegaard took advantage of more freedom in the danger zone to score the fourth in the 70th minute, scoring goal early in the match. the box is quickly becoming his trademark style.