Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
Kick Off: 19:45
Arsenal come into today’s fixture as undefeated so far this season. Montpellier on the other hand have lost 3 of their opening 5 fixtures, and sit in the bottom 5 of Ligue 1. Not continuing the form that got them into the Champions League last year. They most recently lost to Rennes on Friday night, with the manager bitterly blaming the defeat upon this very fixture being on their minds.
With 3 out of a possible 4 clean sheets and the best defensive record in the Premier League, combined with 8 goals in 2 games, Arsenal look set for victory surely? Something would have to go wrong for us to not win. Lets hope the defence holds strong once again; an unchanged back four again might I add.
Let me give you some of the Key Facts and Team News for tonight without boring you:
Arsene Wenger starts the first of his 3 match touchline ban. Steve Bould will hold the fort in the technical area for the first time at this level.
Szczensy is out due to an ankle injury – Mannone takes his place.
Diaby and Giroud return to the starting XI – Chamberlain and Coquelin make way.
Full Team: Mannone – Jenkinson – Mertesacker – Vermaelen – Gibbs – Arteta – Diaby – Cazorla – Gervinh0 – Podolski – Giroud.
Subs: Shea – Koscielny – Santos – Ramsey – Coquelin – Walcott – Chambelain
Start of our 15th Consecutive season in the Champions League
We are in group B, the other two teams play each other tonight. Olympiacos v Schalke.
Odds look good with an Arsenal win at 7/5 (SkyBet)