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Gunning for Marseille


Gunning for Marseille


Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal travel to Marseille on Wednesday night for their third Group F match of the Champions League.

Both sides will look to put their domestic struggles behind them as they lock horns for a potentially decisive encounter at the Stade Vellodrome on France’s South coast.

1993 champions Marseille top the group with a maximum six points while the Gunners are second two points adrift – a different picture from their respective domestic leagues.

Marseille are currently 15th in the French league while Arsenal are a lowly tenth in the EPL.

Wenger has a long list of injury concerns ahead f the game.

The Gunners boss will be without defender Kieran Gibbs and midfielder Aaron Ramsey who join the already injured Thomas Vermaelen and Bacary Sagna in the treatment room.

Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou have only just returned from injury but could play a role.

Wenger himself meanwhile is back in the dugout after serving his two match Champions League ban.

Elsewhere Olympiacos host Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund in a bottom of group F clash at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

After a one all draw with Valencia last time out Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways when they Entertain Racing Genk, Valencia meanwhile travel to second placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Group G leaders Apoel make the trip to Portuguese champions Porto while Bottom club Shakhtar Donetsk welcome the Russians of Zenit St Petersburg to the Donbass Arena.

Reigning champs Barcelona host Czech Republic outfit Viktoria Plzen in Group H while also on Wednesday night seven-times champions AC Milan take on the Belarussians of Bate Borisov.

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