9 Dec 2010

Gunners looking to seal palce in knockout stages of Champions League

8:18 am on 9 December 2010

The final round of group matches in European football's champions league kicks off in the next few hours with three places in the last 16 still up for grabs.

The English Premier league leaders Arsenal are at home to Partizan Belgrade and need a win to be sure of reaching the knockout stage from group H.

Arsenal have a poor record in the Champions League despite their Premier League success and their Russian midfielder Andrei Arshavin says the Gunners must plug their leaky defence.

The game kicks off at about 830 this morning.