Arsenal opened their Champions League campaign with a resounding win over PSV on Wednesday night. It was important for the Gunners to start the tournament in the perfect way but not only that, ensure strong momentum going into the North London Derby on Sunday.
With so many storylines surrounding the club and the narrative of the return to the European elite competition, it was a night where things were easily missed. Exchanges between players, an emotional Mikel Arteta and the reactions of the crowd to the Champions League all featured.
With that, football.london have summed up some moments were perhaps not captured by the television cameras. Leave a comment down below of anything you spotted of interest that you think were worth mentioning.
Champions League football is back at the Emirates Stadium and the crowd responded. An opening light show followed an early rendition of ‘North London Forever’ before the players took to the field to rapturous applause.
The anthem, which has been absent from this ground for so long, and as Gabriel Jesus revealed has been played inside the dressing room by the younger players, rang out. As it met its crescendo, the Arsenal fans, in unison, cried out, “The Champions” with the famous song.
Arsenal have several individuals who love to get involved with the crowd but perhaps none more so than Oleksandr Zinchenko. Martin Odegaard also loves to gee-up the supporters but typically in moments during the game.
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For the Ukrainian, it was evident from before a ball had been kicked. After the teams had swapped ends, Zinchenko approached the East Stand right in front of the press box and screamed at the top of hisRead on football.london