Wilshere double secures win over Marseille

A Jack Wilshere double inspired Arsenal to victory against Marseille at the Emirates yesterday evening, and all but secured their places in the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fourteenth season in succession.

The England international opened the scoring after just thirty seconds, before doubling the host’s advantage twenty minutes into the second half.

Borussia Dortmund beat Napoli 3-1 in the group’s other fixture, to move level on points with the Serie A side who host Arsenal in the final round of games in a fortnight.

Arsene Wenger’s side’s progression will be guaranteed if they avoid a three goal defeat in Naples, or if Dortmund fail to win in Marseille.

The Gunners will now turn their attention to Saturday afternoon’s trip to Cardiff City, where they will be looking to strengthen their hold at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, Olympiakos have confirmed that Arsenal are interested in signing Konstantis Mitroglou, the Express understands.

The Greece international has been in blistering form so far this season, firing in fourteen goals in just ten league appearances, and a further three in four European outings.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move to secure the 25 year old striker’s services.

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