Arsenal travel to the south of France to take on Montpellier in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

You can find out more about our French opponents below.

Montpellier

Full name: Montpellier HSC

Manager: Rene Girard

Club colours: Blue shirts, orange shorts, blue socks

Nickname(s): La Paillade

 

Three facts about Montpellier:

  • Montpellier won the Ligue 1 title for the first time in their history last season

  • Arsenal signed striker Olivier Giroud from the club in the summer
  • Montpellier are taking part in the Champions League for the first time

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

STAR MAN

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Talented central defender Yanga-Mbiwa was central to Montpellier's title success, starting 32 league games. The 23-year-old made his France debut this year, and has three caps for the national side.

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