Back in the Champions League, Arsenal look like they belong

The matchday programme at Arsenal included the lyrics to the Champions League's song due to the intense anticipation around their first appearance in the tournament in six years.

When "Zadok The Priest" came on, few people joined in, but there was audible cheer as the first few notes rang out around a soggy Emirates Stadium, providing a cathartic release of the sorrow caused by their protracted absence from Europe's top club stage.

The Gunners were eager to reclaim their place in the spotlight, and they did not let anyone down as they easily defeated PSV Eindhoven 4-0 on Wednesday.

However, none of the starters from their previous game, a 5-1 loss to Bayern Munich at home in March 2017, are still with the team.

In his post-game press conference, Arteta praised the atmosphere and Champions League music, saying, "It was great to see them."

When we won the opportunity to participate in this competition last year, which is where we must be as a club, the trip officially began.

I believe we handled that vigour and feeling well. I'm talking about the fun. We must compete at this level without a doubt, but you must also take pleasure in these times, as I believe they will remain in your memory.

Since then, Arsenal has made significant investments, bringing in Trossard in January, Rice in the summer, and Kai Havertz in the autumn (all of whom began their careers here).

Several team members reportedly made the decision to play the Champions League anthem at the gym earlier this week, mostly in fun, according to Jesus.

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