The result of today's match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League

Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven
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.

PSV provide a measure of Arsenal's recent progress as the two teams met in the Europa League group stage last season. Last October, the Eredivisie side narrowly lost by a single goal in north London and won the second leg 2-0.   

Arsenal have since invested heavily, with Trossard arriving in January, with Rice and Kai Havertz - both starting here - joining them in the summer. 

The end result was a resounding victory, providing a solid foundation on which they could build a challenge in Group B.  

Result of the match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven 

Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven
Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven

On another night, the selection of David Raya in goal might have been talked about more. than.Arteta has played up the prospect of rotating his goalkeepers this season, but it feels ominous for Aaron Ramsdale that Raya started for the second consecutive game here.   

Any suggestion Ramsdale could be Arsenal's cup competition keeper was swiftly eliminated here. If Raya starts against Tottenham Hotspur and Ramsdale is inserted for next Wednesday's EFL Cup tie at Brentford, the hierarchy will be conclusively established.  

 Raya's ability with his feet was the principal reason Arsenal went for the Spain international, agreeing an initial season-long loan from Brentford before an option to make the move permanent that the Gunners will almost certainly take up. 

The game's first action felt poignant in this context.  Jesus passes the ball straight towards Raya, who then tries to initiate an Arsenal attack, allowing the defenders to start significantly higher on the field.

 Raya finished with 58 touches of the ball, more than midfielder Havertz, who played 90 minutes in one
 of the most encouraging performances in a Gunners shirt.   

Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven

Not wanting to discuss the decision further, Arteta explained it as "I have faith in the team, I want to play against  expected opponents - and not only that, I also made  other changes because same reason."

   Arteta has been mildly mocked in some matches for once playing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during training in an attempt to get his players to like Doubtful of facing Liverpool at Anfield but losing.

 According to Jesus, some members of the team chose to sing the Champions League anthem in the gym earlier this week, partly as a joke.  

Joke or not, Arsenal seem to have their footing this time.

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