Olivier Giroud believes his former club Montpellier are a good side despite losing 2-0 to the Gunners in the Champions League.Giroud laid on goals for team-mates Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski on Wednesday to ensure his team's passage to the group stages.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has his heart set on topping Champions League Group B after his side's 2-0 win over Montpellier on Wednesday.A Jack Wilshere strike and a Lukas Podolski stunner handed Arsenal all three points at Emirates Stadium, helping them secure their place in the last 16 and keep pace with Schalke at the top of the group.
Montpellier manager Rene Girard said Olivier Giroud is Arsenal's main threat for their Champions League date on Wednesday.Giroud helped Montpellier to their maiden Ligue 1 victory last term, scoring 21 league goals in 36 appearances for the French side prior to a move to north London.
Montpellier head coach Rene Girard fears an in-form Olivier Giroud could return to haunt his former side on Wednesday.The Arsenal striker will come face-to-face with his former club at the Emirates in the sides' Group B clash on Wednesday.
Theo Walcott will miss Arsenal's Champions League Group B clash against Montpellier on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.The winger fell awkwardly following a challenge from Michael Dawson during Arsenal's 5-2 victory over Tottenham on Saturday but was able to complete the match after receiving treatment.
Olivier Giroud has warned Arsenal of the threat Montpellier hold ahead of Wednesday's 'must-win' Champions League clash.The 26-year-old knows more about his upcoming opposition than most, having joined the Gunners from Montpellier in the summer, and he has emphasised the need for a victory against the Ligue 1 champions with Arsenal only a point ahead of third-placed Olympiakos in Group B.
Wojciech Szczesny said Arsenal are 'buzzing' ahead of the Champions League match against Montpellier on Wednesday.Arsene Wenger's team emerged triumphant from the north London derby on Saturday, beating rivals Tottenham 5-2.
Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey says the Gunners must win their Champions League clash with Montpellier on Wednesday.With two games left to play in Group B, the north London outfit are one point behind leaders Schalke and one ahead of third-placed Olympiakos, with the Welshman looking to beat the already-eliminated French side at home in the hope of taking first spot.
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