Montpellier vs. Arsenal: 6 Things We Learned

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Montpellier vs. Arsenal: 6 Things We Learned
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In their first European fixture of the season, Arsenal nicked a valuable three points from Montpellier at their home ground in France to put themselves in the driver's seat of their group.

Despite an early Younes Belhanda goal from a penalty kick and some rather intense pressing from the home side at various points during the game, goals from Lukas Podolski and Gervinho provided the response that Arsenal needed, and carried the team to a 2-1 win.

While it didn't have the stunning ease of last weekend's 6-1 victory over Southampton, this was nevertheless a fulfilling team victory. And, after all, the result is much more important than how we got there.

Here are six things we can take from this early European triumph.

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