Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will go to Dortmund on Wednesday night with nothing to fear, aware they were masters of their own destruction in the previous game at the Emirates.
Both goals were ultimately avoidable, and the Spaniard is calling on his Gunners teammates to show they’re more than a match for the Bundesliga side.
“Dortmund will be a very different game to Liverpool, with the way they play, so we will have to get ready for it.
“I didn’t think Dortmund were the better team when they won at the Emirates last time. We conceded a goal when we were on top in the game, and were likely to score a second to kill the game.
“But we know in the Champions League against those teams you are limited to small chances, and it was our fault we lost, but I think we showed we are the same level as Dortmund.”
A win would put Arsenal in a strong position, but even a point would be a decent result, although Arteta would like to be going to Napoli in the following fixture without having to need all three points.
“We don’t want to go to Napoli needing a win. But when you look at the fixtures at the start of the group, it would have been strange if by the last game you are already qualified given the quality of the teams, so we might need to get something there, too.”