Montpellier Herault SC 1 vs 2 Arsenal Live Stream
Montpellier in the new season has big problems! Rene Girard’s team took only four points in the starting five matches of the championship. Last season French-champions have retained almost all of their leaders. Only exclusion was their last season top scorer – Olivier Giroud. What’s the most interesting thing that Giroud moved to Arsenal from Montpellier. But he has not yet scored for Arsenal in official matches.
Arsene Wenger’s team begin a great start of the championship without losing a single game out of the starting four.
But Arsenal will start a new Champions League season without Arsene Wenger. The French specialist begins to sit-out three match disqualifications for unacceptable remarks against referee Damir Skominy in the match against AC Milan last season.
Montpellier coach Rene Girard has in his source Mapu Yang-Mbiwa and Remy Cabella, who have been rested this weekend during their defeat against Reims.
John Utaka will miss the game after the injury he received at the weekend, while the participation of the left-back Henri Bedimo is in doubt too.
Goalkeeper Woijech Szczesny got an ankle injury, so Vito Mannone will get game practice at the beginning of the season.
Arsene Wenger will have to decide whether to save Theo Walcott, who was fully recovered from the effects of the virus, or to let him play. Abou Diaby who was injured his muscles in the performance of international duty with France can play too.
Elsewhere, Jack Wilshere with his ankle injury, Bacary Sagna with a broken leg, Tomas Rosicky with Achilles, Lukasz Fabianski with a shoulder injury and Emmanuel Frimpong with ACL will all miss this trip.
Montpellier lineup: Jourden, Bocaly, Hilton, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bedimo, Saihi, Estrada, Camara, Belhanda, Ait-Fana, Herrera.
Last three games:
Stade de Reims 3 – Montpellier Herault SC 1;
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1 – Montpellier Herault SC 3;
Montpellier Herault SC 0 – Olympique de Marseille 1.
Arsenal lineup: Mannone, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Diaby, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Podolski.
Last three games:
Arsenal FC 6 – Southampton 1;
Liverpool 0 – Arsenal FC 2;
Stoke City 0 – Arsenal FC 0.