Already boasting an impressive talent pool, the Gunners' recent acquisition of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid grabbed headlines.
Ozil is likely to line up alongside the likes of Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey at the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday, although Marseille manager Baup was not getting worked up about such talents before the Group F clash.
"Well, they also have Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, but I sleep well," he said with a smile.
"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 50million 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."
The match will be a welcome return to Champions League action for Marseille, having last season missed out on the competition for the first time in five years.
"We were frustrated last year when we did not play Champions League football, so we are looking forward to returning," captain Steve Mandanda said.
"These games are magnificent to play in and we are delighted to be back in this competition. We missed it."