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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen look ahead to Arsenal's crucial tie against Borussia Dortmund

Aaron Ramsey celebrates his goal for Arsenal against Marseille

Champions League: Arsene Wenger delighted after Arsenal secure 'three very important points' against Marseille

The Gunners have been placed in a 'group of death' meaning every point is vital

Juergen Klopp

Champions League: Juergen Klopp apologises for wild rant at fourth official as Borussia Dortmund lose to Napoli

Last season's runners-up lost their opening game in what is a difficult group

Theo Walcott is joined by his teammates to celebrate the opening goal

Marseilles 1 Arsenal 2 match report: Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey show Gunners are in rude health despite long injury list

England man gives Arsenal the lead before Aaron Ramsey struck late on

Messi refused to be outdone by Ronaldo's hat-trick performance on Tuesday

Champions League round-up: Lionel Messi matches Cristiano Ronaldo with hat-trick in Barcelona romp against Ajax

Lionel Messi proved again tonight that anything Cristiano Ronaldo does he can match by scoring a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Ajax 4-0 at the Nou Camp.

Mathieu Valbuena is our man to watch for Marseille tonight

Marseille v Arsenal: Analysis of tonight's Champions League opponents

A look at how the French club shape-up ahead of tonight's match at the Stade Velodrome

Mesut Ozil trains with Per Mertesacker at London Colney

Marseille v Arsenal: Per Mertesacker backs 'exceptional' Gunners to make it 10 wins from 10

The Gunners have never been beaten by French opposition in France

Champions League: Arsenal stretched to the limit ahead of clash with Marseille

Rosicky, Cazorla, Diaby, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Bendtner, Arteta and Sanogo are all nursing ailments

Gareth Bale trains in Istanbul ahead of tonight’s game

Champions League: Gareth Bale to play in top tier of Europe for first time in two years if selected by Real Madrid

Former Tottenham player hopes for Turkish delight as Real Madrid visit Galatasaray

Sami Hyypia in the dugout at BayArena, Leverkusen

Champions League: Sami Hyypia, quiet man of Bayer Leverkusen, prepares for return to the familiar haunt of Manchester United's Old Trafford

The former Liverpool stalwart is now plotting a German triumph over the Reds’ bitterest rivals

Germany in ****storm over rise of English words in dictionary

The country’s language association took the respected Duden Sprachewörterbuch’s editors to task for using the word ‘soccer’

Kevin-Prince Boateng took a stand against racial abuse by walking off the pitch in January

Transfer news: Kevin-Prince Boateng set to switch from AC Milan to Schalke

Boateng has spent two short spells in Germany before

Bayern Munich celebrate with the European Cup at Wembley in May

Champions League draw: Manchester City fear another group of death

City could be drawn against Barcelona, PSG and Napoli today

Thiago Motta

Bayern Munich signing Thiago Alcantara out for two months following surgery

The former Barcelona midfielder hurt himself at the weekend

It is understood that Luis Suarez has not been asked to say sorry

Transfer news: It's 'too late' for Luis Suarez to leave Liverpool, says Brendan Rodgers

Reds' manager says any sale now wouldn't give the club enough time to replace the striker after reports emerge the Spaniards still want to sign the Uruguayan

Robert Lewandowski has received a reported £3m pay rise for his final year at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski receives a £3m wage hike ahead of final year with the club before anticipated free transfer to Bayern Munich

The Polish international had spoken of his unhappiness that the club had gone back on their promise of rewarding him for his form last season but now claims everything has been resolved

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