Thursday, June 20, 2024

Dortmund look to exploit Arsenal’s attacking nature

Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund in their first Champions League group game of the season, and while the German champions are respectful of Arsenal’s pedigree, they feel the Gunners style of play will suit them.

“I think it is good for us that Arsenal play attacking football”, said Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. “The problem is that they have so much quality that we have to be very careful. But we are prepared. We are capable of defending against this kind of team”.

And defender Neven Subotic, linked with the Arsenal in transfer windows past, agrees with his boss.  “Arsenal will come to play football and not be conservative in their play”, he said. “But that will suit us, as we play better against teams who come to attack and not just look to defend.

“Tonight we are able to defeat Arsenal.”

In the past Arsenal have struggled against teams who pack their defence, and Arsene Wenger agrees there are similarities between the two sides.

“We have a lot of respect for Dortmund. They play a little bit like Arsenal – they play offensive and fast. We also want to play offensively so it is going to be a good and interesting match”.

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Is that a photo of Ian Beale?


Bet you never see him and Ian Beale in the same place at the same time though. . . .


Jurgen Klopp. Top name. Sure he was a character in ‘allo ‘allo.


Really ? As he actually seen us play at all lately


Will be a very tough match tonight, not sure if we’ll get a result.

Ray Bandana

He has very small bottom teeth.

I am, of course, referring to the teeth on the mandible, not some sort of arse mouth.


At the back i think we likely to stay the same as Saturday. Gibbs’ has amazingly managed to go a week without shattering something which means Santos prob on the bench, which a bit of shame as really looking to see him.
however with Ramsey out hope this can be a chance for Arshavin to drop back and team up with Arteta in the middle. with song and Gervinho back am sure they gonna make the start . a good line up would be


Sagna Koscielny, Mertesacker Gibbs

Arteta Arshavin

Walcott van Persie Gervinho

[…] Germans are quietly confident in their home ground as well. They believe that Arsenal’s attacking style would suit them well, as it opens up the game. […]

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