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.


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

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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17 Sep 2012