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Wenger: We gave away the second goal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shared his opinion about the game against PSG. "Two things are important: game speed, which we've shown during the match, and the result. The game was entertaining, we were down 0:1 and then came back to lead with two goals to one. And then we conceded an own goal. However, we played well against them. We have had some positive periods during the match but were not able to dominate. I am concerned about the fact, that we let them equalise when we were leading the score. We shouldn't have let them score so easily. We are lacking something to create moments, but the team is trying hard. This may be not enough in some ocassions, but who knows how the things will go on," Wenger said.
Emery happy working with Verratti
PSG boss Unai Emery insists he's happy working with Marco Verratti. The Italy midfielder and Emery fell out earlier this season, sparking talk of interest from Chelsea and Barcelona. Nonetheless, Emery stated: "He is a young player that PSG has taken even though everyone knew his qualities. "And I think that between PSG and Verratti it is a perfect marriage. And obviously for me it is a privilege to be able to count on a player who has great capacities of incredible growth and explosion. "I think we find the Verratti that everyone is waiting for. I'm sure he'll stay long."
Di Maria doubtful against Arsenal
PSG midfielder Angel Di Maria may miss the Champions league group stage match against Arsenal, which will take place today at Emirates stadium. Unai Emery confirmed that Di Maria is doubtful for this match in a pre-match press conference. "We are going to make a final decision on Areola and Di Maria only after the final training. We'll evaluate their fitness. I think, that Areola will be ready to play, while I have some doubts about Di Maria. He wants to play, but we will consult with the doctors and make final decision. We don't want to risk," Emery said.
Aurier isn’t getting carried away with big transfer interest
PSG fullback Serge Aurier isn't getting carried away with big transfer interest. The Ivory Coast international has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, while his representatives visited Barcelona last week. Nonetheless, Aurier insists his priority is to remain in Paris. "I have three years left on my contract," he told Telefoot. "I will continue playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world."
Unai Emery wants Milan striker at PSG
PSG coach Unai Emery wants to sign AC Milan forward Carlos Bacca, according to French papers. Emery and Bacca worked together at Sevilla and the PSG boss is keen for the Colombian striker to bolster his strikeforce. Milan will fight for keeping Bacca, though. His contract runs until summer of 2019, while his transfer value is 25 m euros.
Inter seek Di Maria move
Inter Milan will reportedly look to sign Angel Di Maria from Paris St-Germain if they cannot get James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. According to Calciomercatoweb, Inter's new owners are looking to make a statement signing in January and have their eyes on James. But if they cannot secure his services then they will look to Di Maria, who has not scored this season.
Man Utd want to sign PSG defender
Manchester United will step up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier ahead of the January window, according to the Daily Mirror. United scouts watched the Ivory Coast international against France in Lens on Tuesday night, with Jose Mourinho keen to add another right-back to his squad. Aurier, who was suspended for part of last season by PSG after insulting then coach Laurent Blanc on social media, could be available for around £18m
Verratti dismisses talk of his price-tag
PSG midfielder Marco Verratti has dismissed talk of his €100 million price-tag. Verratti was on Chelsea and Juventus radars this season. “No player should be worth that kind of money," Verratti told reporters at Coverciano. “I started from nothing, I laugh in the face of figures like that. It's bad, because that makes you think one player can solve a game alone. I don't fell I'm worth that figure. “It's nice to have a lot of clubs interested in me, but I'm thinking about winning the Champions League with PSG and improving myself. Every year could be the magical one that you remember for the rest of your life. “I hope it's a great year, but it's not the time to talk about the transfer market and I'm not planning to leave Paris where I'm very happy. PSG are one of the five or six best teams in Europe."
PSG line up Carrasco offer
PSG are desperate to lure Atletico's Belgium international wide man Yannick Carrasco to the Parc des Princes, according to reports on Fichajes.net. The big-spending Ligue 1 champions are prepared to splash the cash in order to persuade the 23-year-old to swap the Spanish for the French capital following Jese's lacklustre displays since his own arrival in Paris last summer.
Marquinhos: “Neymar should move to Paris”
PSG fullback Marquinhos says Barcelona forward Neymar should move to Paris. He would love Neymar to join him at PSG. “If I could choose one signing for PSG, it would be Neymar. "He is my friend, but he's also a footballer with enormous quality. Neymar can make the difference at any moment," the Brazilian said to Goal. "He's really important for our national team and he's young. I'm sure he'll evolve even more," he added.