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Arsenal ticked every box in the pitch, blowing aside PSV and the bar has been set… after seven long years 

Arsenal ticked every box in the pitch, blowing aside PSV and the bar has been set… after seven long years 

The bar has been set after Arsenal defeated PSV with flying colors.

This was a night to enliven the soul after seven protracted years away from the Champions League.

When Arsenal returned to the Champions League, they completely dominated PSV and won 4-0

Gunners hadn’t participated in a top-tier European tournament in seven years.

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Mikel Arteta cried as he remarked, “It was a beautiful night after such a long time.”.

Arsenal also had the ideal evening.

It could not have gone any better for them to make their Champions League comeback. A 4-0 victory to open play in a group they’ll be expected to win by the end of the month.

These supporters waited for seven years.

In their previous Champions League match, which was a 5-1 loss to Bayern at home during Arsene Wenger’s second-to-last season as manager, 2,388 days have passed.

They have played in European football ever since, and in 2019 they even made it to the Europa League final, but to be completely honest, this is a different kind of competition.

Not least in these parts where they had 19 consecutive Champions League seasons under Wenger from 1998–1999 to 2016–17.

On the Gunners’ return to the Champions League, Mikel Arteta’s team had a perfect evening.

How long must have seemed those years without hearing the renowned Champions League anthem.

For those who might have forgotten, the club even included the song’s lyrics in the matchday program.

Additionally, it had the impression of fitting in right away when it struck.

From the moment the music started to the final whistle, this was a night filled with emotion.

PSV came to London without having suffered a loss this year, but Arsenal’s intensity on the field was simply too much for them.

To win the game, “We wanted to put on the proper performance.”.

The Champions League music and the atmosphere were fantastic.

Arteta admitted after the game that “everyone was getting a little emotional before it.”.

Bukayo Saka’s goal for Arsenal under Arteta, which came eight minutes in, may have been appropriate. Saka set up Leandro Trossard for a goal 12 minutes later to double the lead.

There is little doubt about Saka’s talent, but for the 22-year-old, this marked his entrance onto Europe’s top stage.

Post-match, Saka tweeted, “Back where he belongs.”.

Without a doubt, he belongs here.

Before halftime, Gabriel Jesus, who had helped Saka score the opening goal, powerfully drove past Walter Benitez to give Arsenal a 3-0 lead.

After the game, the Brazilian jokingly told Thierry Henry that it was a good warm-up.

Jesus lied; he was only acting.

He has a better record than players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, and Karim Benzema in the Champions League, scoring once every 108 minutes.

He scored on his Champions League debut for Arsenal with this, his 21st goal of the competition, just like he did for Man City six years prior.

On a night to enliven the soul on Wednesday, not even the rain could dampen spirits.

On a Wednesday night to enliven the soul, not even the rain could dampen spirits.

It is safe to say that the Brazilian boy who skipped school to watch the Champions League as a youngster is now living his dream.

This was a soul-searching evening for those below ground.

By halftime, with three goals already scored, the younger spectators in the crowd must have wondered what all the fuss about the Champions League was about.

After the break, Martin Odegaard added a lovely fourth to complement the skipper’s continued impressive play. Allez, Allez chants then came shortly after.

a side that exudes confidence.

a rabid fan base.

This Sunday’s match against Tottenham will be even tougher than last Sunday’s match against Everton.

However, there are times when it’s crucial to pay close attention to the present.

One of the supporters ran up the stairs next to the press box as the final whistle blew, shouting to the media, “Easy peasy for the mighty Arsenal on their return to the Champions League!”.

Arsenal will at least experience a few more nights like these at the Emirates before the new year.

They failed to advance past the round of 16 seven straight seasons under Wenger.

The major event was held at Emirates Stadium once again, and Arsenal believes they can compete well this year.

Arsenal will believe they can compete well this year after the major event returned to Emirates Stadium.

This Arsenal will understand that they need to advance under Arteta.

They’ll be convinced.

Although there is still a long way to go before those discussions can even be entertained, there will undoubtedly be some confidence in this current group given that no Arsenal team has ever won the European Cup.

I was, indeed. I was very enthusiastic about it.

Arteta insisted afterward, “I was really excited, but I wanted to be in control and not show that too much.”.

“Now, in order to maintain this level, we must produce what is necessary.”.

The standard has been set.

This season holds so much promise for Arsenal after the wild ride of the previous one.

Everything was perfect on Wednesday night.

The North London derby, in which both teams are still unbeaten, will be up next for Arteta and his team.

Right now, anyone associated with the Arsenal Football Club has every reason to be optimistic.

 

 

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