Marseille were known for grinding out results in Ligue 1 last term, with 11 of their 21 wins coming by a goal to nil, but that’s surprising given the varied and manifold threat of the forward trio that supports Andre-Pierre Gignac.
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Payet had a sensational campaign at Lille last season in which he scored 12 league goals and created a further 13 for his Les Dogues teammates.
He was snapped up by Elie Baup over the summer and has set about proving that campaign no fluke with three goals in his first five Ligue 1 outings for his new employers.
Capable of playing anywhere across the attacking three behind the central striker, the French international is arguably at his best on the right where Kieran Gibbs could be in for a torrid evening.
Payet is 9/4 to notch against the Gunners at Stade Velodrome.
A low centre of gravity makes him a tricky dribbler, but the diminutive Valbuena is best known for his creativity, laying on an average of 3.2 scoring opportunities per outing for his teammates last term.
Even in comparison to those Ligue 1-topping figures he’s started the new campaign like a man possessed, serving up a jaw-dropping 28 would-be assists during the opening five league games of 2013/14.
He’s just 5/2 to assist a goal at anytime during the match, but if Arsenal can stop him they will go some way to curbing the hosts’ attacking impetus.
Nominally stationed on the left wing the Ghanaian likes to drift inside, sometimes swapping positions with Gignac.
As a result he could be a difficult marking proposition for Per Mertesacker and whoever is assisting him at right full-back.
Ayew’s preference for drifting inside also makes him a big threat in the air, where his prowess will make him a useful out-ball as well as a potential goalscorer.