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Back in the Champions League, Arsenal look like they belong

LONDON -- The excitement was so high at Arsenal over their first Champions League appearance in six years that they printed the lyrics to the competition's anthem in the matchday programme. Not many sang along to "Zadok The Priest" when the time came, but there was an audible cheer as the opening bars rang out across a rain-sodden Emirates Stadium, a cathartic release of the pain suffered through their prolonged absence from Europe's premier club stage.

The Gunners were determined to seize their moment back in the big time, and they did not disappoint, cruising to a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday achieved through an authority typically associated with seasoned Champions League campaigners.