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Arsenal predicted XI v Marseille

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After returning to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 victory over fellow high-flyers Southampton on Saturday, Arsenal return to action on Tuesday night with a Champions League tie against Marseille.

On their last European outing, the Gunners were hugely impressive and avenged their narrow 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund a fortnight before by beating Jurgen Klopp's Bundesliga outfit at Signal Iduna Park thanks to a second-half header from Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

Group F is balanced on a knife edge going into this week's round of action, with Arsenal sitting level on points with Rafael Benitez's Napoli but top of the pile by virtue of a better goal difference.

Dortmund are third on six points, with French outfit Marseille bottom and yet to register a single point. Despite their struggles in the Champions League so far, however, the Gunners would be extremely foolish to underestimate the side that currently sit fourth in Ligue 1.

In terms of team news, Arsenal will have combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini back after he served a one-match suspension at the weekend.

Theo Walcott could return to the starting lineup after appearing as a substitute against his former club, while Lukas Podolski has returned to training but is not expected to be available for selection.

Midfield duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby remain long-term absentees.

With that in mind here GMS attempts to predict Arsene Wenger's lineup for Tuesday's clash with Marseille at the Emirates Stadium...

Arsenal predicted XI to face Marseille:

Szczesny; Gibbs, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Sagna; Ramsey, Flamini; Arteta, Cazorla, Ozil; Giroud.

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