Arsenal have been drawn against PSG in the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finals.
In terms of fan travel, it is not a bad draw at all for Arsenal and their fans.
The Eurostar, ferries, and coaches are all available and it should be easy to find something at a decent price.
Arsenal will be the underdogs in this tie, but it should really be a tight game.
PSG have many top-quality, international players such as Christiane Endler in goal, who was such a big hit at the World Cup, the German playmaker Sara Daebritz, and the unstoppable Brazilian, Formiga, who is still performing aged 41.
Up front they have the mercurial Marie-Antoinette Katoto, who brings pace, along with Danish international, Nadia Nadim.
PSG are a solid side but beatable as Chelsea showned last season.
It will be interesting to see the PSG ultras, the CUP, when they come to Borehamwood as last season their trip to London did not end well, sent home before the game at Kingsmeadow.
Arsenal’s home game will be played 24/25 March while the away match will be take place on 1/2 April.
The draw in full is as follows
- Atletico Madrid vs FC Barcelona
- Olympique Lyonnais vs FC Bayern Munchen
- Glasgow City vs Wolsfburg
- Arsenal vs PSG
The pathway to the final has also been set, with the semi-finals draw as follows:
- Arsenal/PSG vs Olympique Lyonnais/FC Bayern Munchen
- Glasgow City/Wolsfburg vs Atletico Madrid/FC Barcelona
Should Arsenal win their tie against PSG, and it is definitely a winnable one, Olympique Lyonnais, the four-times winner would be the next opponent, providing they beat FC Bayern.
It would be the biggest possible test for the Gunners and would show if they are good enough to win the competition or not.
The final in Vienna
24 May, 2020
Winner of Semi-final 1 vs Winner of Semi-final 2