Dortmund vs Arsenal: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups, Key Man & Predicted Score

By on November 6, 2013


Arsenal are in Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund in a crucial Champions League group match.

The Gunners head into the game sitting level on points with both Dortmund and Napoli so tonight’s game could prove pivotal in determining how Group F shapes up.

The Germans left the Emirates with all three points two weeks ago thanks to a late Robert Lewandowski strike and another defeat this evening will leave us in danger of missing out on qualification to the knockout stages.

We warmed up for the game with an impressive 2-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday and haven’t lost on the road in 13 games, so should be confident of getting a result at the intimadating Westfalonstadion.

The last time we were in Germany we beat European champions Bayern Munich so that result should certainly give us hope of pulling off a shock win tonight.

Team News

Unfortunately, Jack Wilshere has been ruled out with an ankle injury that kept him out of the Liverpool game. The midfielder turned his ankle in training last week and is now a doubt to face Man Utd on Sunday.

Mathieu Flamini hopes to be back for the trip to Old Trafford but tonight’s game will come too soon, meaning Aaron Ramsey will play alongside Mikel Arteta in midfield.

Kieran Gibbs has been passed fit to play despite being forced off with a calf problem on Saturday, while Serge Gnabry returns to the squad.

Tomas Rosicky is set to face his former club as he’s expected to start on the right side of midfield with Theo Walcott still nursing an abdominal injury. The speedster joins Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby in missing the game.

The big news from the hosts is that Mats Hummels is almost certain to miss the game with a thigh problem, but Marcel Schmelzer could come back in after returning to the bench for Friday’s 6-1 thrashing of Stuttgart.

Club captain Sebastian Kehl is back in training but this game will come too soon for him, while Lukasz Piszczek and Ilkay Gundogan remain sidelined.

Likely Line-Ups

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Key Man

Mesut Ozil: The German playmaker should know tonight’s opposition well from his time in the Bundesliga and Arsenal will need a big performance from him if they want to get a positive result.

Predicted Score

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 Arsenal: This is going to be a huge test for the Gunners and while I’d love to see us pick up all three points, I think we’ll have to settle for a hard earned point.

What team would you like to see selected and what’s your score prediction? Share your views below.


  1. ajiboye

    November 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    we will win d game by d power of GOD

    • Samuel

      November 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm


  2. Patrick Serwadda

    November 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Hey, I also agree with the likely line-up. But with the prediction, I think it will be Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Arsenal

    • Mathias Shimo

      November 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Na iwe hivyo kwa jina la Bwana Mungu aishiye (Let it be so in the name of the living GOD. everything is possible

  3. abubakar gimba

    November 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    arsenal will beat dortmund for sure.

  4. zakariyau jelyll

    November 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Its going to be a crusecial game tonight we are beating dem on dier soil 2 nil no mixture by the grace of God

  5. chuks onuzulike

    November 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I pray God should βЄ with tђe gunners amen! I ∂σηт hv any score line βuђ all I want is win in jesus name amen!gunners 4life

  6. dozay

    November 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    arsenal have a good record in germany,arsenal all through,can bet all my save on it

  7. Jamesjoan

    November 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I pray we will dis match 2 nil at germany, God is with us gunners, lets go nd gun them down

  8. John omeje

    November 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Arsenal will win them by grace of God 2.0

  9. awitastephen

    November 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    God bless arsenal

  10. Omo adura

    November 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Arsenal will won D match insha Allah

  11. EYO

    November 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I trust my team UP GUNNERS 4 EVER

  12. moses. k

    November 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Durtmond will fall under any means

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