Photo: Olivier Giroud shocked by red card

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud is shown a red card by referee Viktor Kassai

Arsenal and PSG finished with 10 men in their Champions League opener.

Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their first goal

There were heroes and villains for Arsenal during Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw away to Paris Saint-Germain.

Alexis Sanchez and David Ospina belong in the former category, while striker Olivier Giroud is in the latter.

Sanchez scored the 78th-minute equaliser which earned Arsenal a point in the French capital, while Ospina pulled off a host of fine saves to keep out Edinson Cavani - who opened the scoring within a minute of kickoff - as the Gunners rode their luck a little.

Arsenal's David Ospina

Manager Arsene Wenger will be delighted with both, but one man he may not be too pleased with is Giroud, who picked up a silly second yellow card on 88 minutes.

The French striker, left on the bench by Wenger but was introduced on 63 minutes, sent Marco Verratti to the ground with a late barge of sorts, and was ultimately sent off.

Verratti - who was also booked - followed him off the field after he too picked up a second caution for his role in the incident, which looked minimal.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their first goal

After barging into Verratti, Giroud was repeatedly pushed by Marquinhos and the officials perhaps thought it was the Italian midfielder.

Images show Giroud looking surprised at the red card, but Verratti's reaction to his dismissal is one of utter disbelief - and rightly so.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their first goal with team matesArsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates

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