Football - Champions League

Arsenal's Ozil, Giroud declared fit

Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of their Champions League opener against Marseille after deadline-day signing Mesut Ozil and striker Olivier Giroud were passed fit.

Arsenal's Ozil, Giroud declared fit  - Football - Champions LeagueAFP

The duo had been in doubt after Saturday's 3-1 win over Sunderland, when midfielder Ozil made his Gunners debut.

Centre-back Per Mertesacker is also back in contention after he missed the trip to the Stadium of Light while Thomas Vermaelen (back) returned to full training last week.

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