Arsenal new boy Per Mertesacker has warned his new team that their midweek Champions League opponents are going to be a tough nut to crack, but the GigantoGerman believes the Gunners can get a result.
“Dortmund were the best team in Germany last year”, he said. “They do a good job passing the ball and have great players.
“They are the toughest opponent in our group, so we will be very happy if we can take something from this match.
“It will be difficult for us but I know we have very good players and I’m confident we can get a result.”
Mertesacker made a winning start to his Arsenal career and played his part in a clean sheet as Arsene Wenger’s men beat Swansea 1-0. The Arsenal manager was happy with his debut and expects the German international to be better once he gets used to the pace of the English game.
“Mertesacker was calm and composed”, he said. “He just needs to adapt to the pace of the game. He looks very intelligent in his positioning”.