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Arsenal v. Montpellier: Match Thread

It's the Champions League again, as Arsenal take on Montpellier in a match that, if things elsewhere go right, could see Arsenal qualify for the group stages with a game to spare.

I belieeeeeeeve I can flyyyyyyyyy
I belieeeeeeeve I can flyyyyyyyyy
Clive Rose

Arsenal vs. Montpellier
Kickoff: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 2:45 EST
Emirates Stadium, London, England
TV: Fox Soccer Plus; UEFA channel 487 on DirecTV

Match day is here, and with it Arsenal's best chance to ensure that qualification for the last 16 is in their hands. Win today, and a Schalke win, and Arsenal can send the youth squad to Greece in two weeks. Draw or lose today, and Arsenal go to Greece knowing they have to get a win to qualify - never an easy feat at a Greek ground.

Not much more to be said about today, honestly; here's hoping Arsenal can keep the form they showed on Saturday going, get the three points, and keep their destiny in their own hands.


ARSENAL: Szczesny; Vermaelen, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna; Podolski, Cazorla, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Giroud. SUBSTITUTES: Mannone, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Gervinho.
MONTPELLIER: Jourdren; Yanga-Mbiwa, Bedimo, Congre, El Kaoutari; Deplagne, Belhanda, Estrada, Cabella, Mounier; Charbonnier. SUBSTITUTES: Pionnier, Hilton, Marveaux, Pitau, Jeunechamp, Martin, Herrera.