Marseille v Arsenal: Value in backing Gunners

Betting on Arsenal this season comes with a government health warning

The top two in Champions League Group F meet at the Stade Veledrome this Wednesday evening as Arsenal take on Marseille. Three points for either side would see them with one foot in the knockout stages of the competition.

Arsene Wenger is without Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna but Aaron Ramsey has travelled with the squad and could feature having missed the weekend win over Sunderland.

Marseille forward Andre-Pierre Gignac made an appearance from the substitute’s bench at the weekend and comes into contention for Didier Deschamps’ starting XI.

Both Marseille and Arsenal are struggling domestically but looking comfortable in the continent’s premier competition. The French side have won their opening two games without conceding and have an enviable record of seven clean sheets in their last eight Champions League games. The Gunners beat Olympiakos 2-1 at the Emirates and were unfortunate to come away from Germany with only a point as Borussia Dortmund equalised late on.

“We play with a bit more freedom away from home in Europe and there is a bit less pressure,” confessed Wenger.

While Arsenal were far from at their best against Sunderland at the weekend the victory will certainly have boosted their confidence. You could see from Robin van Persie’s celebrations just how much it meant to the team and the player himself.

Betting on Arsenal this season comes with a government health warning, but at odds of 5/2 they have to be worth an investment this evening. While Van Persie is in goalscoring form The Gunners are a threat to any side. If they can cut out the defensive errors, or at least minimise them, they certainly have enough to beat this Marseille side.

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Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 19/10/2011 - 11:02 AM
Filed in:- Champions League Betting News, Arsenal


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