[Teams] Montpellier vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-ups

By on September 18, 2012

Arsenal get their champions league campaign underway tonight as they take on French champions Montpellier. 

Manager Arsene Wenger has been forced into a change between the sticks after Wojciech Szczesny was ruled out with an ankle injury, Vito Mannone comes in for the Pole.

Olivier Giroud starts against his former club and Abou Diaby returns after missing Saturday’s win over Southampton.

Theo Walcott is once again left out after Arsene Wenger warned him his contract situation could affect his chances of first team football, Gervinho is preferred on the right.

Here are the confirmed line-ups

Montpellier Team

Jourdren; Bocaly, Yanga-Mbiwa, Hilton, Bedimo; Saihi, Estrada; Mounier, Belhanda, Cabella; Camara.


Arsenal Team

Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Podolski, Gervonho, Giroud.

SUBS: Shea, Koscielny, Santos, Ramsey, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin.

We’ll have highlights from the game up shortly after the final whistle so check back later.

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