After watching Arsenal defeat his Borussia Dortmund side 1-0 on Wednesday night to stay top of Group F, manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that the Gunners can go all the way and win the Champions League this season – but only if they get past Bayern Munich.
The north Londoners became the first English team to win at Dortmund in the Champions League with the victory, and Klopp believes Arsene Wenger’s side, who finished as runners-up in 2006, can secure an unprecedented triumph in the competition after their “clever” victory at the Westfalenstadion.
Arsenal defeated the Champions League holders Bayern 2-0 away in the last 16 of the competition last season, but were knocked out on away goals after drawing 3-3 on aggregate.
“They could win it - as long as they don't play Bayern Munich,” Klopp conceded after the match.
“They are young, healthy and good technicians. They won a clever game tonight.”
Dortmund now sit third on seven points behind Napoli and Arsenal, who both have nine points, but Klopp is confident his team can win their two remaining matches – Napoli at home and Marseilles away to qualify for the last 16.
“It is a very strong group
and the positive news tonight is that two wins and we will qualify,” he added.
"We created much more today up front but they scored with their first chance of the match and we could not come back. This defeat could have been avoided. It's definitely going to get exciting from now on.”