Arsenal fans were left wondering ‘what if’ as an equaliser from Lucas Moura prevented the Gunners from topping Group A going into the final round of fixtures in the Champions League.
Edinson Cavani had slid the Parisians into the lead after a fine pass from Blaise Matuidi, but Alexis Sanchez was fouled in the box on the stroke of half-time and Olivier Giroud fired home the resulting penalty.}
Following this, Marco Verratti was responsible for the own-goal that put the Gunners in the lead midway through the second-half, but Moura and the reigning French champions had the last laugh as the Brazilian equalised for the visitors thirteen minutes from time.
Unai Emery’s team lead the group going into matchday six, where they should beat an average Ludogorets side to seal their position as group winners.
Here’s the reaction from Twitter.
@Arsenal Beautiful to see our round of 16 draw against Barcelona is inevitable
— zak (@GranitZaka) 23 November 2016
— Zpace-M (@zmsickmarvel) 23 November 2016
— Jake Thomas (@jakewthomas21) 23 November 2016
@Arsenal Embarrassing performance yet again. I am almost at a point, where I just want the season to end and see if a new manager comes in.
— Michael Simonsen (@MichaelJonesFIT) 23 November 2016
@Arsenal Well Done Lads one game closer to being knocked out by Barca ???
— BB (@BBPAC) 23 November 2016
@Arsenal another piss poor performance, three games in a row were we haven’t created enough chances! Simply not good enough!!! ???
— Jason Thompson (@jasonthompson_3) 23 November 2016
— Efmam J. Jasond (@an_dario) 23 November 2016
It’s not ALL negative.
— UberArsenal™ (@UberAFC) 23 November 2016
Arsenal’s Last 16 opponents (if finish 2nd):
— Sam (@samuelJayC) 23 November 2016
Fan perspectives certainly varied.
Arsenal fans boo a home draw with PSG with last 16 already secure. Strange bunch
— Jonny Singer (@Jonny_Singer) 23 November 2016
Arsenal have had two shots on target in 180 minutes and scored three goals.
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) 23 November 2016
— Frederick Frazier (@fredfrazier) 23 November 2016
But all in all, the Gunners could be facing this man again.
Lionel Messi has now been involved in 750 goals in his career (662 apps)
Barcelona 471 goals, 185 assists
Argentina 57 goals, 37 assists pic.twitter.com/H9teppnr3p
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) 23 November 2016
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.