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Arsenal a better side but we can match them - Marseille's Baup

Marseille boss Elie Baup admits Arsenal have a much better side from an individual perspective as he prepares his players for Wednesday night's opening Champions League match.

Les Phoceens host the Gunners at the Stade Velodrome in their first Group F fixture and although the North Londoners arrive with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere in tow, the OM boss says his players have the character and spirit to achieve a positive result.

"Well, they also have Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere (as well as Ozil), but I sleep well," he said. "We know that we have to show the courage, have to invest ourselves.

"I cannot say those players are a headache for me. We will give it our all and we know individually they are a better team than us.

"Individually they have better players, but we have to be a strong team. When a club can pay 50 million Euros for a player like Ozil and bring such a quality player, it is very good for them.

"But I think we have recruited well, brought in some young players and we're trying to build something for the short and mid-term.

"We have some experienced players that can teach these young players and build for the future."

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