Edinson Cavani blames himself for Paris Saint-Germain’s failure to put Arsenal to bed in Champions League

EDINSON CAVANI is kicking himself over his lack of conviction in front of goal during Paris Saint-Germain‘s 1-1 draw against Arsenal in Champions League.

Despite scoring the opening goal after 42 seconds, the Uruguayan international left the Gunners off the hook after he fluffed his lines in front of goal throughout the remainder of the clash at the Parc des Princes.

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Edinson Cavani got Paris Saint-Germain off to a flying start at the Parc des Princes[/caption]

The 29-year-old held his hands up at the end of the game after Alexis Sanchez’s second-half goal gave the Gunners a point in Group A.

Cavani said: “We played a great game. We played better than in the previous game in the league [a 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne].

“There are many positive things [to take from the game]. But in the end, we pay dearly for our lack of consistency in front of the goal.

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward
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Cavani is struggling to fill the massive void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic[/caption]

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward
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His missed chances allowed the Gunners to escape Paris with a point in Group A[/caption]

“In this competition you have to win a lot of points. It was the first game and we must continue to play like we showed.

“As I said before, I think we played a great game but we have to be better in front of goal. I take responsibility for it because I had the clearest opportunities.

“But this is football, sometimes the ball goes in, sometimes it doesn’t. We just have to continue because we showed a lot of positive things.”

Cavani’s early goal does not take the attention away from his disappointing performance as he could have come into the dressing room at half-time with a hat-trick to his name.

In the first half he rounded David Ospina, who was brought into the starting line up after Arsene Wenger chose to rest Petr Cech, only to miss the simplest of finishes.

Last night’s goal is the second time he has found the back of the net this season, after featuring four times in Unai Emery’s side this season.


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