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Wenger: What I said to my Arsenal players at half-time…

Arsene Wenger told his Arsenal side not to lose hope against PSG during the half-time break on Tuesday night.

The Gunners trailed the French giants 1-0 at the end of 45 minutes in their opening Champions League fixture of the 2016/17 season.

Edinson Cavani had headed PSG into the lead inside a minute but thankfully, Arsenal fought hard to find their way back into the contest courtesy of an equaliser from Alexis Sanchez on 78 minutes.

Regarding his half-time team talk, Wenger told arsenal.com: "When you start so badly against a team of that quality you need experience.

"If you are too young, you can be caught. I thought that we didn't panic, and overall we were resilient enough, and the resilience comes through experience.

"I told the players at half-time that if we keep playing we will come back, because we could see if we had better possession we could score goals."

The result sees Arsenal join PSG on one point, along with FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad, who drew 1-1 in Switzerland in the first Group A fixtures of Europe's premier club competition.

Andrew Slevison
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