Draw with PSG feels like a defeat, admits Gibbs

Rob Conlon
Kieran Gibbs: Defender unhappy with late equaliser

Kieran Gibbs admits Arsenal feel like they have been beaten after throwing away a 2-1 lead against PSG.

Arsenal again fought back from behind as an Olivier Giroud penalty and a Marco Verratti own goal cancelled out Edinson Cavani’s opener but a late Lucas Moura header, steered past David Ospina by Alex Iwobi as he attempted to head clear, handed PSG a point.

Asked if it felt like a loss, Gibbs told BT Sport 3: “Yeah. When you’re 2-1 up with 20 minutes to go you want to finish the job, so obviously it’s disappointing, obviously when you’ve gone a goal down and come back into the game.

“But it’s something we can learn from and we want to improve. I felt our performance, we could have been a lot better technically, and more dangerous tonight. But to get a draw was what we deserved.

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Arsenal are already through, but a win would have put them in the driving seat to finish top of the group and ensure a better draw in the next round.

Instead, it was another frustrating night as Arsenal saw one more such an opportunity pass them by.

“You could see when we picked up momentum we looked very dangerous,” Gibbs added. “It’s just about how we did that more consistently. We have the players and the quality, it’s about how we impose that on the game.”