Blanc pleased to avoid Premier League duo

Paris St Germain boss Laurent Blanc was relieved his side avoided Barclays Premier League pair Manchester City and Arsenal in the last-16 of the Champions League.

We avoided Manchester City and Arsenal, two scarecrows in the second hat.

Now we will prepare for this double confrontation as much as possible because they are of very high standard. All matches are difficult in this competition, especially in the knockout meetings.

– PSG manager Laurent Blanc speaking to the club's official website

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