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Emirates Stadium (ATT 59,760) 21st November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: F Aydinus

Arsenal Arsenal vs Montpellier Montpellier

Arsenal 2

J Wilshere (49)
L Podolski (63)

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  1. FULL TIME. Arsenal win to qualify from Group B as Schalke have also won. Cheers for your views tonight, job done for the Gunners!

  2. 90 (+2)

    Herrera tries an effort from 25 yards in front of goal but his low shot is just wide of Szczesny's right post.

  3. 90 (+1)

    Coquelin is felled for a free-kick midway in the Montpellier half on the left. Arsenal take but are forced back.

  4. 90

    Three minutes of added time are announced.

  5. 89

    Lull - no more chances for either team.

  6. 87

    Deplagne is up on his feet and play resumes.

  7. 86

    Deplagne is down injured after Vermaelen accidently hits the ball into his face from close range near the Arsenal box.

  8. 86

    Herrera crosses from 25 yards on the left into the box but Szczesny is quickly off his line to gather.

  9. 84

    Gervinho is on for Giroud in another switch for the Gunners.

  10. 84

    Coquelin is on for Cazorla for the Gunners.

  11. 83

    Arteta takes the free-kick and it flashes just wide of Jourdren's left post. Almost!

  12. 83

    Arsenal keep possession before Cazorla is fouled by Deplagne for a free-kick 25 yards out on the left. Deplagne is booked.

  13. 81

    Giroud is played through on goal by Podolski but he shoots at the on-rushing Jourdren from six yards and Montpellier clear.

  14. 79

    Marveaux is on for Estrada in a like-for-like swap.

  15. 77

    Estrada takes the free-kick and Bedimo shoots at goal twice in the box but Koscielny blocks both times before Sagna clears.

  16. 76

    Koscielny is booked for a challenge on Yanga-Mbiwa. It is a Montpellier free-kick 28 yards out on the right.

  17. 75

    Carorla takes the second corner but Montpellier clear their box.

  18. 74

    Carorla takes the corner and Arsenal threaten before Cazorla's shot from 115 yards is pushed out by Jourdren for another corner on the left.

  19. 74

    Arsenal break forward and Cazorla wins a corner on the left.

  20. 73

    Arsenal keep good possession in the middle of the park without threatening.

  21. 72

    Arsenal press and the ball almost falls for Giroud to shoot from 12 yards in the box but Montpellier clear.

  22. 71

    Mertesacker hits a long ball forward for Giroud but he is given offside 22 yards out in the centre.

  23. 69

    Ramsey is on for the Ox for the Gunners.

  24. 68

    Herrera is on for Cabella and Martin is on for Charbonnier for Montpellier.

  25. 68

    Cazorla takes the corner but Yanga-Mbiwa heads away in the box.

  26. 67

    Ox finds Podolski to the left side of the box and he shoots from 16 yards and it is deflected over by Deplagne for a corner on the left.

  27. 66

    Belhanda takes the free-kick but Arsenal clear and Bedimo is booked for pulling on Wilshere midway in the Arsenal half on the right.

  28. 65

    Vermaelen fouls Yanga-Mbiwa for a free-kick 25 yards out on the right.

  29. 63

    GOAL - PODOLSKI!!!! Podolski plays a one-two with Giroud before volleying into the net from 12 yards past Jourdren. Great strike!!!

  30. 62

    Montpellier take the corner on the right and first Belhanda and then Estrada have long range efforts blocked.

  31. 61

    Giroud concedes a corner on the right.

  32. 60

    Wilshere tries to pass to Vermaelen to the left side of the box but his pass is intercepted. The Gunners seem to be targeting the left flank.

  33. 59

    Cazorla is fouled by Yanga-Mbiwa for a free-kick near the halfway line. Arsenal take and feed the ball to Giroud to the left of the box but he is given offside.

  34. 58

    Cazoerla tries to release Podolski to the left side of the box but he is just given offside.

  35. 58

    Cabella runs at the Arsenal box before shooting from 20 yards in the centre but it is straight at Szczesny who gathers.

  36. 57

    Congre hits a long ball up for Charbonnier in the box but the ball is over his head and Szczesny gathers.

  37. 56

    The teams are cancelling each other out in the centre at present.

  38. 54

    Montpellier take the free-kick and keep good possession before Congre tries to release Cabella down the right flank but his is given offside 25 yards out.

  39. 53

    Giroud fouls Congre for a Montpellier free-kick near the halfway line on the left. He is booked.

  40. 52

    Belhanda takes the corner to Estrada on the edge of the box and Montpellier keep possession before trying to feed the ball to Charbonnier in the box but he is given offside.

  41. 51

    Mounier wins a corner on the left after Sagna mis-kicks on the edge of the box.

  42. 50

    Ox wins a throw in 22 yards out on the right. They take but Montpellier win a throw in in a similar position.

  43. 49

    GOAL - WILSHERE!!! Sagna takes the throw in and Arsenal feed the ball to Vermaelen on the left. He crosses into the box and Giroud heads down and Wilshere is there to slot home from close range for his first goal back from injury!!!!

  44. 48

    Ox tries to cut into the box from the right and wins a throw in 28 yards out.

  45. 47

    Belhanda needs treatment on the pitch after falling over Wilshere.

  46. 46

    Montpellier re-start the game. No changes at the break.

  47. Send your views for the second period to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew!

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  49. HALF TIME. It is all square here at the Emirates. Stay with us for the second period.

  50. 45

    One minute of added time is announced.

  51. 45

    Belhanda tries an effort from 30 yards out in the centre but it is over the bar.

  52. 44

    Sagna crosses from 15 yards on the right but Congre heads away in the centre under pressure from Giroud.

  53. 42

    Bedimo makes a strong run down the left before trying to release Charbonnier into the centre of the box but it is over hit and Szczesny gathers.

  54. 41

    Cabella tries to cross from the right to Charbonnier in the box but Szczesny is quickly off his line and catches the ball.

  55. 40

    Estrada takes the free-kick but Giroud heads away from the box.

  56. 39

    Arteta takes the corner but it is poor and Mounier clears at the near post and Montpellier break forward and Cazorla fouls Belhanda for a free-kick 30 yards out on the right. He is booked.

  57. 38

    Sagna does well to get to the right byline before crossing into the box and winning a corner on the right.

  58. 36

    Arsenal come again and Podolski plays a one-two with Giroud before shooting just wide from eight yards out on the left.

  59. 35

    Vermaelen wins a throw in five yards out on the left. He takes but Montpellier partially clear before Giroud crosses from the left byline but Congre heads away in the box.

  60. 34

    Belhanda is teed up and tries an effort from 25 yards in front of goal but Koscielny blocks and Arsenal clear.

  61. 33

    Sagna crosses from the right byline but El Kaoutari heads away in the centre.

  62. 32

    Estrada tries an effort from 30 yards to the left of goal but it is way wide.

  63. 31

    Podolski wins the ball off Yanga-Mbiwa on the left edge of the box before he runs into the centre and shooting from the edge of the box but he puts his low shot wide of Jourdren's right post.

  64. 30

    Giroud tries to release Podolski into the left side of the box from the centre but it is way over hit and goes out for a Montpellier throw in.

  65. 29

    Giroud does well to cut into the left side of the box but Congre tackles and clears.

  66. 28

    Yanga-Mbiwa tries to release Charbonnier on goal with a long throughball over the top but the striker is given offside.

  67. 27

    Wilshere takes the corner but Yanga-Mbiwa clears at the near post. The ball falls to Ox 20 yards out in the centre and he shoots at goal but his low effort lacks power and Jourdren easily gathers on his line.

  68. 26

    Ox makes a good run down the right flank and wins a corner off Bedimo.

  69. 25

    Arsenal break up field and win a throw in near the right byline. Sagna takes and Giroud eventually tries a low effort from 25 yards to the left of goal but it is well wide.

  70. 24

    Arsenal take the free-kick but Montpellier win the ball and Belhanda runs at the Arsenal box but Koscielny intercepts his pass and clears.

  71. 23

    Cazorla wins a free-kick off Yanga-Mbiwa near the halfway line on the left.

  72. 22

    Arsenal come again and Wilshere tries to release Podolski into acres of space down the left flank but he is given offside 30 yards out. Poor from the German, he should have done much better.

  73. 21

    Mertesacker is penalised for climbing on Charbonnier. Montpellier take the free-kick 35 yards out in the centre and keeper possession before Arteta wins the ball in the middle. He feeds the ball to Cazorla who tries to release Podolski into the left corner with a long crossfield ball but it is overhit and goes out for a goal-kick.

  74. 20

    Ox's pass from 35 yards out on the right is intercepted and Montpellier pass back to their keeper to clear.

  75. 18

    Charbonnier tries to cross into the box from 12 yards on the left but Mertesacker clears the danger.

  76. 17

    Arsenal break forward and Cazorla is tackled on the edge of the box before Ox is tackled by Congre in the box and Wilshere puts his cross from the right wide.

  77. 16

    Estrada takes the corner but Mertesacker heads away in the box.

  78. 15

    Estrada takes the free-kick but it hits the wall before Montpellier win a corner on the right off Wilshere.

  79. 14

    Montpellier come again and Cabella wins a free-kick 22 yards out on the right off Koscielny.

  80. 13

    Montpellier break forward and try to release Mounier into the left side of the box but Szczesny is quickly off his line and clears from his feet.

  81. 12

    Arsenal come again and Mertesacker runs into the box with the ball but is tackled before he can get his shot off.

  82. 11

    Cazorla takes the corner short before crossing into the box and Montpellier partially clear. Arsenal cross back into the box from the left and Koscielny's header from six yards at the near post hits the woodwork and bounces away.

  83. 10

    Cazorla takes the corner and wins another on the right.

  84. 9

    Arsenal come again and Sagna wins a free-kick near the halfway line on the right. They take and feed the ball to the Ox who runs to the right byline and crosses and Bedimo puts it out for an Arsneal corner on the right.

  85. 8

    Wilshere tries to get onto a long ball into the left corner but it is just over hit and runs out for a throw in to Montpellier.

  86. 6

    Charbonnier tries an effort from 20 yards on the right but Koscielny blocks for a throw in to Montpellier 20 yards out on the right. They take but the Gunner clear.

  87. 5

    Wilshere gives the ball away in the middle and Montpellier press forward but Mertesacker intercepts a pass on the edge of the box and Arsenal clear.

  88. 4

    Montpellier press and Cabella gets around Vermaelen on the right flank before crossing into the box but it goes out for a throw in on the far side.

  89. 3

    Arsenal keep good possession before Wilshere's pass to Podolski on the left is misplaced and Montpellier have a throw in near the halfway line.

  90. 2

    No chances yet as the sides settle into the game, with the action in the middle of the pitch.

  91. 1

    Arsenal get the game underway.

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  93. Referee: Firat Aydinus (Turkey).

  94. Teams - Montpellier: Jourdren, Deplagne, Congre, El Kaoutari, Bedimo,Yanga M'Biwa, Estrada, Cabella, Belhanda, Mounier, Charbonnier. Subs: Pionnier, Hilton, Marveaux, Herrera, Pitau, Jeunechamp, Martin.

  95. Teams - Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski. Subs: Mannone, Ramsey, Coquelin, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Gibbs.

  96. Welcome to the Emirates where Arsenal host Montpellier in UEFA Champions League Group B. The Gunners will be looking to win to boost their qualification hopes while the French champions must win to keep their faint qualification hopes alive. What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

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