• Arsenal are unbeaten in their 10 away games against French opposition (6 wins, 4 draws). They have actually won each of their last five away matches versus French clubs.
  • Marseille have only won one of their last nine Champions League games against English opposition (v Chelsea, December 2010).
  • Marseille have only scored seven goals in 14 Champions League games against English clubs and never more than one in a game.
  • Arsenal and Marseille's two competitive encounters have produced only one goal: a 1-0 win for the Gunners at the Vélodrome before a goalless draw at the Emirates in the 2011/12 Champions League group stages.
  • Marseille have lost their last three Champions League games.
  • Marseille have failed to score in five of their last eight Champions League games.
  • Arsenal have only kept two clean sheets in their last 24 Champions League games away from home, one of those games being at Marseille’s Vlodrome stadium (October 2011).
  • This is the 16th consecutive season Arsenal will play in the Champions League, only Manchester Utd (18) and Real Madrid (17) can boast longer current streaks.
  • Arsenal have made it past the group stages in the last 10 seasons but have been knocked out at the last 16 stage in the last three campaigns.
  • Their solitary Champions League final ended in defeat against Barcelona in 2006.
  • Arsène Wenger has taken charge of 152 games in the Champions League, more than any other current manager. Only Alex Ferguson has more (190).
  • Elie Baup won three of his 12 Champions League games as Bordeaux manager.