Thierry Henry has warned Arsenal that they're in for a 'tricky tie' against PSV Eindhoven in their Champions League group stage opener. Mikel Arteta will welcome the Belgian outfit to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday evening as either side looks to kickstart the campaign with a win.
The Gunners head into the clash following a composed victory over Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend, extending their unbeaten start to the Premier League season. Meanwhile, PSV have also enjoyed a flawless start to the Eredivisie, winning each of their first four games while scoring 13 and conceding just once.
While Arsenal are expected to mark their long-awaited return to the Champions League with a win, Henry has warned his former side that PSV are pushovers. Speaking on CBS Sports, as quoted by HITC, the 46-year-old said: «It does feel good.
»Hopefully, we can have a good game. It’s a tricky tie. Eindhoven isn’t an easy team. But, I imagine, that we can manage to beat them and start well in the competition."
At the pre-match press conference, Arteta certainly agreed with Henry. The Spaniard said: «Well, that’s what we want to do and this is football. Tomorrow we are going to play against a really good team, they’ve not lost a game they’ve won the majority of their games.
»They’re used to winning like every other team that is in the Champions League and it will be a really tough test I am sure about that," Arteta added. «It’s great to have a mixture and the excitement that creates to play for the first time, I sense it.
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