Arsenal welcome Montpellier to the Emirates on Wednesday for what is shaping up to be a crucial Champions League clash.

You can find out more about our opponents below.


Full name: Montpellier Herault Sports Club
Manager: Rene Girard
Club colours: Blue shirts, orange shorts, blue socks
Nickname(s): La Paillade


Three facts about Montpellier:

  • Arsenal signed striker Olivier Giroud from the club
  • They stand no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament
  • The club won the Ligue 1 title last year - the first time in their history they have done so

Remy Cabella in action for Montpellier

Remy Cabella
Talented playmaker Cabella has impressed despite Montpellier struggling in Ligue 1 this season. Blessed with speed and skill, the midfielder will pose a threat to the Arsenal defence. Still only 20 years of age, Cabella is a regular in the French Under-21 side.

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21 Nov 2012