Arsenal vs. Montpellier: Player Ratings in Gunners' 2-1 Champions League Opener

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Arsenal vs. Montpellier: Player Ratings in Gunners' 2-1 Champions League Opener
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If you were lucky enough to steal some time away from work to watch the first 20 minutes of Arsenal's Champions League opener against Montpellier, you were in for a treat.

The French side opened the scoring in the 9th minute when Younes Belhanda chipped in an easy penalty kick that put the home crowd into quite the frenzy.

From there, Arsenal's Lukas Podolski and Gervinho scored in the 16th and 18th minutes respectively.

If you tuned in after that, well, your sympathy card is in the mail.

Arsenal shook off the opening match jitters and controlled the match thereafter, holding possession for 54 percent of the game and forcing two yellow cards, limiting Montpellier's aggressiveness late in the contest.

North London fans rejoice, your Gunners have three points in the bag and are in the driving seat to advance out of the group stages of the Champions League.

There were some ups and downs throughout the match for the team as a whole, but how did the individuals grade out?

Join me as I present to you player ratings for Arsenal's side from their Champions League match against Montpellier.

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