Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Westfalenstadion

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Arsenal will have a score to settle against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League Group F clash at the Singal Iduna Park tonight after suffering late home defeat courtesy of a Robert Lewandowski goal.

Jurgen Klopp heaped praises on Arsenal earlier this week, comparing their style to an “orchestra”, but branded his side more “heavy metal”.

The Gunners surely showed classic artistry in their weekend victory over Liverpool in the Premier League, but Dortmund rocked Stuttgart 6-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday, with front man Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick.

Wenger will be without the services of Jack Wilshere in this exciting clash of styles, while Klopp will be enjoying more freedom in his squad selection.


KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm



Arsenal 1 Borussia Dortmund 2, Champions League, October 2013

Arsenal 2 Borussia Dortmund 1, Champions League, November 2011

Borussia Dortmund 1 Arsenal 1, Champions League, September 2011



Dortmund are on an eight-match undefeated home run, scoring 28 and conceding only six – their last home defeat was against Bayern Munich in May.

Arsenal have are undefeated in 14 away matches since March – Tottenham 2-1.

Dortmund have scored five more goals than anyone else, 31, in the Bundesliga this season and boast the second best defence with nine conceded goals – after Bayern Munich’s seven.

Arsenal have won two, drawn two and lost three against German sides in the Champions League in the last five years.



Borussia Dortmund to win:  1.72

Arsenal to win: 5.3

Draw: 4.2


TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 7.45pm, Wednesday