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Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
Champions League
KO 7.45pm, Sky Sports 4


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30 Oct 2002 Champions League Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Arsenal
17 Sep 2002 Champions League Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund


Arsene Wenger breathed a huge sigh of relief on Saturday afternoon as his side picked up their first league win of the season. It was an unconvincing performance, but nevertheless a priceless victory ahead of their tough European match in Dortmund this evening.

The Gunners will be without Tomas Rosicky and Aaran Ramsey for their trip to Signal Iduna Park, who picked up knocks to rule them out of contention. Dortmund’s record at home is incredibly strong and they have lost just twice at home in the Bundesliga since the opening day of the 2010/11 season.

Further concerns will be that the Gunners have not travelled well in Europe over the past couple of seasons. As it stands, Wenger’s side have lost six of their past seven away Champions League contests. Per Mertesacker’s inclusion against Swansea brought about a clean sheet, but the German defender can expect a far tougher match here.

Jurgen Klopp’s outfit suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Hertha Berlin at the weekend and Wenger will be telling his side that Dortmund are not as strong as they were last year. The hosts have lost Nuri Sahin to Real Madrid and they have missed his creativity since the start of the league.

Given Arsenal’s slow start and injury concerns, I cannot see them picking up an away win – but they can take a point. An away draw in arguably their toughest game of the group would be a decent enough result. Punters can get 3.3 on BETDAQ for the sides to be level at the final whistle.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back the draw at around 3.3: 4 points
Monday’s Return: -3 points