Free tips Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal (7.45pm, Tuesday)
Arsenal worth a punt on Asian Handicap at Paris Saint-Germain
Arsenal +0.75 Asian Handicap @ 9/10 (1.90) with bet365
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It´s a heavyweight clash to get things underway in Champions League Group A, with Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal going head-to-head on Tuesday evening.
Whatever the result here, both teams will expect to progress from a group that also includes the dangerous Basel and Ludogorets.
This might not be a bad time for the Gunners to be facing PSG, with the Ligue 1 champions for the last four seasons having had a surprisingly low key transfer window during which they not only lost two leaders on the pitch in Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz, but one in which they didn´t make any real marquee signings themselves.
They did make some decent signings in the likes of Grzegorz Krychowiak (who followed Unai Emery from Sevilla) and Thomas Meunier, but the jury is out on Hatem Ben Arfa and, to some extent, Jese.
It was Emery himself who was probably PSG´s biggest signing of the summer, replacing Laurent Blanc in a bid to ensure a genuine tilt at the Champions League. The attraction of Emery was obvious, having steered Sevilla to a remarkable three consecutive Europa League trophies.
Arsenal are of course seasoned Champions League campaigners themselves and, despite a series of near disasters, always seem to somehow stumble through the group stage. The problem is that it invariably results in them facing a tough draw in the last 16, so topping Group A above the perennial French champions has to be the goal for Arsene Wenger´s men in this campaign.
The Gunners squad looks fairly solid this term, with the main summer additions of Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez providing them with the depth that hasn´t always been available to Wenger.
Backing Arsenal on the Asian Handicap + 0.75 looks a reasonable shout, ensuring a winning bet provided Arsenal avoid defeat and still giving you half your stake back by way of compensation were they to lose by any one goal margin. With no Ibrahimovic to worry about, PSG look a little lacking in attacking options at the highest level this season and the Gunners should be able to keep this close.