DI MARIA SCORES AS PSG WARM UP FOR ARSE­NAL

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

ANGEL DI Maria and Jese Rodriguez opened their Ligue 1 scor­ing ac­counts this sea­son in French cham­pi­ons Paris Saint Ger­main’s 2-0 win over Nantes at the Parc des Princes yes­ter­day. Af­ter a slug­gish start un­der new coach Unai Emery this was PSG’s fourth suc­ces­sive vic­tory and it moved them into sec­ond, level on points with lead­ers Monaco. Nice, also on 29 points, are in third on goal dif­fer­ence but can go clear with the right re­sult at Saint-Eti­enne later. PSG’s win, whilst not spec­tac­u­lar, will at least have put them in the right frame of mind ahead of this week’s Cham­pi­ons League clash with Arse­nal. But PSG will have to sweat over whether Di Maria will fig­ure in north Lon­don as af­ter scor­ing early on he had to come off in the 25th minute with an ap­par­ent thigh prob­lem. The Ar­gen­tine winger’s place was taken by Hatem Ben Arfa. Di Maria’s in­jury could be wor­ry­ing news for Emery, who is al­ready with­out Alphonse Are­ola, Layvin Kurzawa and Adrien Rabiot. But Emery said af­ter­wards: “I hope he’ll be okay for Wednesday.”

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