PSG pair talk up Arsenal quality ahead of Champions League tie

Paris St Germain's Marco Verratti during the press conference

Paris Saint-Germain host Arsenal tomorrow night at the Parc des Princes in the season's first round of Champions League fixtures.

Paris St Germain v St Etienne - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadiumLucas Moura in action for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain duo Lucas Moura and Marco Verratti have both talked up the quality of Arsenal, ahead of their Champions League clash tomorrow night, when speaking during exclusive interviews with Goal and the Daily Mirror respectively.

PSG have made a stuttering start to their Ligue 1 title defence, and have secured just seven points from their opening four games, leaving them in the unfamiliar position of seventh in the league table.

23-year-old Italian international Verratti spoke exclusively to the Mirror and highlighted Arsenal's impressive array of talented individuals as something that demands respect:

Paris St Germain v St Etienne - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadiumMarco Verratti

"Arsenal are a big club. They're used to playing at this level. They're always in the Champions League. They're a team with a lot of good, technically proficient individual players."

While the 24-year-old Brazilian Lucas Moura, claimed that his side are looking forward to the challenge that will be presented by a strong Arsenal side, when speaking to Goal:

Paris St Germain v St Etienne - French Ligue 1 - Parc des Princes stadiumLucas Moura

"The Champions League is coming and it starts with a tough match. We’ll play a very strong Arsenal team. We’re looking forward to it."

The Gunners pedigree within the European game is undeniable, after qualifying for Europe's most prestigious competition for the 19th consecutive season.

They have, however, failed to live up to their fan's expectations in the Champions League, after failing to go beyond the last-16 for the past past six seasons.

Tomorrow's game in Paris will provide an early indication as to whether or not they can go deeper into the competition this season.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during training Arsene Wenger will be hoping to take Arsenal into the latter stages of the Champions League this season

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