Aaron Ramsey continued his fine form to help earn Arsenal a 10th successive away win as they strode past Marseille in the Champions League.
Ramsey’s goal six minutes from time settled the contest when he collected Kieran Gibbs’ ball to fire in his sixth of the season from 16 yards.
Theo Walcott’s volley midway through the second half gained control of the game after some early scares.
A stoppage-time penalty by Marseille’s Jordan Ayew made little difference.
Ramsey brought down Andre Ayew for the spot-kick, with Marseille forward appearing to make the most of any contact.
But it did little to spoil another fine result for the Gunners, who picked up their sixth successive win since losing on the opening day of the Premier League to Aston Villa.
Arsenal goalscorer Aaron Ramsey: “It was a difficult night, the pitch was slow and sticky so we couldn’t get a rhythm in our passing but in the end we tried to keep doing the things we like to do. I’m happy with the way I’m playing, I’m playing with confidence, getting into positions and putting them away. I’ve done that before but perhaps haven’t quite had the composure.”
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