Unlike their London counterparts, Arsenal were on the right side of a 2-1 decision on the day as they beat Marseille 2-1 in their Group F encounter at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. It was Arsenal who got the proverbial ball rolling after halftime with Theo Walcott breaking the deadlock on 64 minutes with a smashing volley that the youngster put home after a poor clearance attempt by the Marseille back 4. The game went on to teeter at the precarious 1-0 score line for the next 20 minutes before Aaron Ramsey put the game to bed courtesy of a strike from the top of the box that evaded Marseille keeper Steve Mandanda to make it 2-0. The home side would go on to grab a consolation goal through a stoppage time PK from Ghanaian international Jordan Ayew, but there was to be no drama on the cards with the Gunners claiming all 3 points on the night.
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