'PSG are strong favourites,' said Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger when assessing the Ligue 1 side's imminent Champions League clash with Bundesliga representatives Bayer Leverkusen, in Germany, this evening, Tuesday.
PSG are storming the French division, losing just once, drawing seven times but winning 17 from 25 matches, returning 58 goals, for a 58 point haul. Leverkusen are lagging behind Bayern in the Bundesliga, but are currently second, returning 38 goals from 21 games.
Wenger continued: 'Leverkusen are a very good team, very surprising. Leverkusen are a team still in the building process. It doesn’t seem to me that they have enough security to win against a team like PSG. But there is a caveat: Leverkusen are able to play with rhythm and, on a good day, to beat very good teams.
'The consistency they have shown in the Bundesliga is still quite impressive, but they have had a run of losses in the last few weeks.'
PSG have embarked on a mass building project recruiting some of the world's finest footballers including Thiago Silva, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and, recently, in-demand midfielder Yohan Cabaye who was wanted by Arsene Wenger last summer.
Wenger was linked with the Newcastle United star throughout the winter window, also, yet the 28-year-old joined PSG.
Wenger said: 'PSG have enough brilliant individual to win, especially now that they have Cabaye. I see them coming through this tie and going far in the competition.'
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