Arsenal v Marseille Odds : Firm’s Giroud refund offer proving popular with Champions League punters

Group F Leaders will look to seal a place in the knockout stages when they welcome French side Marseille to the Emirates for match day 5 of the Champions League, as Paddy Power report they will refund bets should Olivier Giroud score the last goal of the game (KO 19:45GMT).

Arsene Wenger’s side are currently on 9 points, level with Napoli and three ahead of third place Borussia Dortmund and face a Marseille side still without a win in this year’s competition.

The Gunners won the reverse fixture in France 2-1 thanks to goals from Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey and they will be confident of completing the double given their recent fine form.



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The Gunners will head into the game four points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton. A brace from Oliver Giroud, the first courtesy of a terrible goalkeeper error by Artur Boruc, saw the Gunners record their 9th win of the season.

The striker’s form this season has been most impressive with his double against the Saints taking this tally to 10 for the season and team-mate Jack Wilshere believes that the French star has been Arsenal’s player of the season.

“Olivier has been really impressive, especially at the beginning of the season when everyone was saying that Suarez was coming in to take his place,” said Wilshere.

“For someone playing in that position it would have been tough for him to lose his place, but he has shown great character and for me he’s been our best player this season.

“He holds the ball up and brings others into play, he has learned that side of the game, that the Premier League is tough and sometimes you have to push defenders off the ball.

“He works so hard, he has played nearly every game, but fair play to him because he keeps going and going.

“He has got a great physique and a great base of fitness. Hopefully he can continue that form.”

Arsenal look set to include Walcott after he made his comeback from injury at the weekend while f Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and midfielder Abou Diaby (both knee) are still out.

Marseille meanwhile are fourth in the French standings following back to back wins over Sochaux and Ajaccio.

Manager Eli Baup will be without forward Andre Ayew, who could miss the next two months with a knee injury, and Rod Fanni (muscle strain) for the game although Lucas Mendes could return from an ankle injury.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.