Borussia Dortmund manager Juergen ‘Klipp’ Klopp says he’s looking forward to the Champions League clashes against Arsenal and says he’s been impressed by what he’s seen of the Gunners so far this season.
The two sides were drawn together in the group stages of the Champions League two seasons ago with Arsenal winning one and drawing the other, but having taken Dortmund to the final last season, and Arsenal somewhat weaker in terms of the squad, the games promise to be exciting, tight affairs.
“I somehow already had the feeling last week that we would get Arsenal,” he said. “I don’t why but that’s why I watched Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday on TV and I was impressed by how good they were.
“Everyone kept saying they have lots of problems, Wenger can’t get rid of his money, he doesn’t get players for his money, but I was very impressed how strong they are.”
No doubt he’ll be watching Sunday’s North London derby, and the German has long been tipped as potential successor to Arsene Wenger.
Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Nicklas Bendtner is in talks with Crystal Palace over a possible move there.
Let’s hope he’s actually talking about not simply doing his best Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast when they put forward a possible weekly wage.