The Gunners got their Champions league campaign off to a flying start in a 2-1 victory in Marseille last night.

The triumph over the French giants in a hard-fought match could be vital in progressing to the next stage of the competition in pole position, and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is hopeful of doing just that.

"We have got two home games now [against Napoli and Dortmund] and they are tough teams, but if we play to our full potential in front of our fans, we should be able to win those games," he said.

"If we win them both, we are sitting on nine points going into the last three games and that is a good position to be in."

The 21 year-old England International added: "In the first game, if you can't win it you make sure you don't lose it but we won so it is a great start".

"We know it is only a great start because it is a tough group - Napoli beat Dortmund so any team can beat any other in this group so we have to be ready for the next game."

Aaron Ramsey grabbed the late clincher after Theo Walcott's opener last night, which extended their run of successive away wins to 10.

Jonathan Ayew did find the net in the dying stages via the penalty spot but it was to be in vein as the Gunners held on.

Given Arsenal's current form, along with the victory in France, you would not bet against them progressing in style.

There will be no more important away wins than this one. The victory will not just give Arsenal the chance of surviving the 'group of death' but is also an encouraging step forward in the pursuit of securing top spot.

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