Monday, 17 September 2012

Herault We Are Again

The Champions League returns again tonight with a cliched "banana skin" tie away at Montpellier. Montpellier won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in their history last season, a wonderful story but they seem to be paying for it this term.

As far as being cherry-picked as most L1 side find, Montpellier have had it easy. Striker Olivier Giroud obviously joined Arsenal but he was the only big-name departure as both playmake Younes Belhanda and captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa have remained.

The defence of the title has started off badly, Montpellier were beaten very convincingly by newly-promoted Reims at the weekend 3-1.

Premier League fans will remember John Utaka from his Portsmouth days but he is suspended. Veteran Remi Pitau also misses out.

We should be looking to start this one off with a win no matter what team we play, confidence is low at the Mosson and although it'll be a proud night for the French Champions, Arsenal should have too much.

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