Trouble in Paris? PSG Struggling in Post-Zlatan Era

Ethan Tait

PSG has suffered a swift fall from grace following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the sacking of manager Laurent Blanc. In the opening matches of this year’s Ligue 1 campaign, PSG has struggled to impose their will on matches and have been shaky in front of net.

You know for a fact that Zlatan’s laughing in Manchester.

Zlatan cannot be replaced, especially by the likes of Jesé and Hatem Ben Arfa.

The overhyped summer of spending for the French champions has transformed thoughts of trophies into worry as a rough start has plagued Unai Emery’s side with the start of the Champions League fast approaching.

A defeat against Monaco and a draw against Saint Etienne have fans wondering where they will finish without Zlatan and has me smiling with the upcoming match for the Gunners in the Champions League.

Blaise Matuidi commented on the situation in the French capital as he has found life to be increasingly difficult under the reign of Emery, where a starting spot is not guaranteed.

I’m very sad because I am not longer on the pitch and my friend Zlatan left. I don’t like the new coach because he doesn’t like me. I am sad and I want to leave, but I can put up with the sadness because Juventus can’t match my salary. And yes, I do realize I sound like a whiney bitch.

Blaise Matuidi

Thankfully Matuidi realizes he sounds like a bitch and I didn’t have to say it.

I also do realize absurdity of my claims PSG is set to crash and burn under Unai Emery. The Parisian club is only missing out on the top spot in Ligue 1 on goal difference. I still expect them to win the league, but maybe it’ll be a little bit more difficult this year and they won’t clinch the title in November.

Unai Emery is a class coach and will manage to get PSG rolling again, but I hope think they will have difficulty with the strengthened Gunners in the Champions League who finally seem to be clicking.

The French league might actually be competitive for once and Arsenal might get out of their Champions League group in first place; what a time to be alive.

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