Olivier Giroud benched with Alexis Sanchez to start up front for Arsenal v PSG [RMC Sport]

Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez
Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal kick off Champions League campaign

The Gunners tonight get their 2016/17 Champions League campaign underway with a very tricky away fixture in Paris.

PSG are the French champions but have struggled under new manager Unai Emery thus far, winning just two of their opening four league fixtures.

Sanchez to start up front

According to reliable French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, Olivier Giroud has been told by Arsene Wenger that he will remain on the bench for tonight’s match with Chilean winger Alexis Sanchez to start in his place.

Despite making 26 Premier League starts last season, the French striker is yet to start a game for Arsenal this season and he’ll be hugely disappointed to miss out on a starting spot once again tonight.

The RMC Sport journalist is a very reliable source and reportedly has close links with the player too. RMC Sport claim Giroud is still not 100% after returning late from Euro 2016.