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Olivier Giroud

Arsenal face Marseille for the midweek Champions League tie at the Emirates on Tuesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is on ITV 1, UTV and ITV HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Arsenal come into this game after their 2-0 home win over Southampton in the Premier League over the weekend. French international Olivier Giroud scored twice for the Gunners as Arsene Wenger's side extended their lead at the top of the league table.

In the last Champions League fixture, the north London side registered a 1-0 victory over last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park. Aaron Ramsey scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal registered a famous win over the Bundesliga giants.

The Gunners sit on top of Group F table with nine points from four games, level on points with second place Napoli. Dortmund are third with three points behind Arsenal and Napoli while Marseille are yet to pick up a point in the Champions League this season.

Arsene Wenger

Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 side enter this midweek European fixture after their 1-3 win over AC Ajaccio away from home. Dimitri Payet, Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin were on the score sheet for Marseille as they sealed three comfortable points.

A victory for the Gunners would seal them a place in the next round of the Champions League while failing to do so could see Marseille pick their first points in the European competitions. The reverse fixture saw Wenger's men register a 2-1 win over the French club.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "Of course [Marseille] have nothing to lose and that always makes the French teams very dangerous. They have quality, Marseille, and they are in a better period because they won their last two games and that makes them a dangerous team to play against of course. The quality of our concentration and our focus will be vital."

Elie Baup: "We are a group that has a lot of experienced players, but also a lot of young players who are just discovering the Champions League. This experience will help their development. In terms of the table and the points then obviously things are not going particularly well, but it is up to everyone to put in a good performance."

Team Form


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W W L
    • Last Result: Arsenal 2-0 Southampton


    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L D L
    • Last Result: AC Ajaccio 1-3 Marseille

Team News

Mesut Ozil


    • Injured: Abou Diaby (knee), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee)
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud


    • Injured: Andre Ayew (knee), Rod Fanni (muscle strain)
    • Doubtful: Lucas Mendes (ankle)
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mandanda; Abdallah, Diawara, Nkoulou, Mendy; Romao, Cheyrou, Thauvin, Valbuena, Payet; Gignac