UEFA Champions League: Walcott, Ramsey make it six of the best for Arsenal

They have set themselves up nicely for the remainder of their Group F campaign, with tough fixtures against Borussia Dortmund and Napoli to come, while outsiders Marseille already face an uphill struggle to rescue anything from their European season.

updated: September 19, 2013 09:47 IST
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Marseille: Arsenal got their Champions League campaign off to the ideal start on Wednesday as second-half goals by Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey secured a 2-1 win away to Marseille.

An even contest at the Stade Velodrome swung Arsenal's way in the 65th minute when their French hosts were made to pay for a defensive error, as Jeremy Morel's pitiful attempted clearance inside his own box was pounced upon by Walcott, who slammed the ball past Steve Mandanda in goal.

Walcott's first goal of the campaign was followed by a sixth of the season for the in-form Ramsey, who drove through the middle of the home defence before firing low past the helpless Mandanda on 83 minutes.

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