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Team News: Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The mighty Gunners are back in action in the Champions League this evening as we attempt to secure qualification to the knockout stages for the 373rd year running.

Borrusia Dortmund are tonight`s visitors to Ashburton Grove, and after narrowly avoiding defeat in Germany, the Bundesliga Giants will have their work cut out tonight to avoid elimination.

That`s not to say it`s going to be an easy game, far from it, but Arsenal are very strong at home in Europe, especially against Non-English teams. Indeed a solitary point would see us through and Leave Dortmund with a nigh on impossible task.

Arsene Wenger`s side remains unchanged from the team that beat Norwich last Saturday with Laurent Koscielny still occupying the right back position in place of injured Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna.

Abou Diaby makes a long awaited return and is on the bench.

Arsenal:

• 13 Szczesny
• 04 Mertesacker
• 05 Vermaelen
• 06 Koscielny
• 11 Santos
• 08 Arteta
• 14 Walcott
• 16 Ramsey
• 17 Song
• 10 Van Persie
• 27 Gervinho

Substitutes
• 21 Fabianski
• 20 Djourou
• 02 Diaby
• 23 Arshavin
• 26 Frimpong
• 30 Benayoun
• 29 Chamakh


Borussia Dortmund
• 01 Weidenfeller
• 15 Hummels
• 27 Felipe Santana
• 29 Schmelzer
• 05 Kehl
• 22 Bender
• 23 Kagawa
• 09 Lewandowski
• 11 Gotze
• 19 Grosskreutz
• 26 Piszczek

Substitutes
• 20 Langerak
• 25 Owomoyela
• 07 Moritz Leitner
• 16 Blaszczykowski
• 21 Gundogan
• 44 Perisic
• 18 Barrios



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday November 23 2011
Time: 7:26PM

Comments

0
SONG SONG SONG SONG!!!! Messi stylin`
ajwb
23/11/2011 20:54:00
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Alex Song is playing a blinder here!!!
BergGunner
23/11/2011 21:11:00
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as usual, the goal is made by the team, and scored by Van persie. Song man of the match.
49ers
23/11/2011 21:40:00
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Massive result, spoilt a bit by the goal conceded at the death. Song was superb, clearly man of the match. I'm happy with the composure of this team - Dortmund were much better initially but Arsenal played out that part of the game, and got back in.
prits
23/11/2011 21:45:00
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Who would've thought this a few months ago? Great turn around.Now to enjoy Utd,City and Chelsea all crash out
ajwb
23/11/2011 21:46:00
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Alot better from The Arsenal in the 2nd Half. Shame about not keeping a Clean Sheet! Wow What can you say about RvP! Get work from Song So Happy that We've Topped our Group, Brilliant! Come on The Arsenal!!!!
hackneyval
23/11/2011 21:47:00
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Brilliant. Exactly what we asked of them and the team delivered. How GLORIOUS would it be if Arsenal were the only English team to get out of the Group Stages? That'd be a nice bit of "karma" wouldn't it?
julieloveshenry4ever
23/11/2011 21:53:00
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Great performance. We started off pretty shakey, but Dortmund aren't the German champions for nothing. A bit disapointed not to keep a clean sheet, but nevermind, we're through, but more importantly, we're through top with a game to spare.
Rocky7
23/11/2011 22:00:00
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I'm interested in this whole Koscielny-at-right-back thing. I know it's an injury-enforced situation, but it's interesting to note such a defender really takes a lot of pressure off the CBs, as well as giving Walcott a bit more confidence. Reminds me of our back 5 with Lee Dixon and all his endeavor in that position.
ArsenalRob
23/11/2011 22:26:00
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And it's odd given our reputation for being an attacking side with a leaky defense, but if I was to entertain this rather childish game of listing our 'world class' players (and I will) I think I'd list Koscielny, Vermaelen, Sagna, Song, Wilshere - none of whom are particularly attack-minded - and van Persie (with Szczesny getting there quickly). One world-class goal-scorer perhaps, but we've got an abundance of quality further behind him.
ArsenalRob
23/11/2011 22:33:00
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