COMMENT by Amir Mir

Arsenal take on Paris Saint-Germain as first meets second in Group A of their Champions League encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

A win for Arsene Wenger’s side and they know that they will move a step closer to topping Group A as they have already qualified for the knockout stages.

Here, Football Insider looks at the three players that can help the north London club secure all three points against the Ligue 1 champions:

Granit Xhaka

The 24-year-old midfielder has made an impressive start to his north London career where his combative style and precision passing has caught the eye in addition to a couple of thunderbolt goals.

This will be needed against a strong PSG line-up that will boast the likes of Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria in attack.

Xhaka is more creative than the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny, so if he starts in midweek then he will provide that extra edge from midfield.

Mesut Ozil

The German playmaker has scored four goals and provided two assists in four Champions League games already this season.

If Ozil is on song against PSG then it will give the rest of the team a lift and, as proven against Ludogorets, he can turn on the magic at any moment.

The 28-year-old is capable of winning the game with either a crucial pass or a dazzling run which results in a goal.

Alexis Sanchez

Forward Sanchez scored in the reverse fixture in Paris when the Gunners nicked a 1-1 draw against the French champions.

Just like Ozil his ability to create a chance from nothing will be pivotal in what will be a close fought encounter.

The Chile international has scored two goals and supplied three assists in four Champions League games and he will be looking to add to that tally against PSG.

In other Arsenal team news, supporters on Twitter were left baffled as Mesut Ozil misses out on this UEFA nomination.