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Champions League: Gunners fight back to edge Montpellier

OUTGUNNED:Younes Belhanda stunned Arsenal with a ninth-minute penalty, but the visitors hit back almost immediately as Lukas Podolski and Gervinho found the net

AFP, MONTPELLIER, France

Belhanda’s promptings were at the heart of much of Montpellier’s good work, but he spurned a glorious chance to bring his side level in the 80th minute.

After tip-toeing around the prone Per Mertesacker, the Moroccan playmaker found himself with a clear sight of goal, but he could only shoot straight at Mannone.

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