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Danny Welbeck
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Arsene Wenger takes his men to Germany as Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund in Group D clash of the Champions League at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Dortmund had a comfortable 3-1 victory over Freiburg in the league last weekend. Former Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa rejoined the Bundesliga outfit in August and he scored his side's second goal on his return to Signal Iduna Park.

Jurgen Klopp would have been disappointed to concede a late goal in the 90th minute. However, the Dortmund manager is delighted with a win and especially Kagawa's contribution during the match.

The Bundesliga outfit have lost their star striker Robert Lewandowski after the Polish international joined league rivals Bayern Munich on a free transfer after the end of the last season.

Klopp would be looking for a perfect start in Europe's elite competition with a win over Arsenal in front of the home fans.

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger

Meanwhile, Arsenal come into this game after their last fixture in the Premier League against Manchester City ended in a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. The Gunners were caught up in the counter attack as the Citizens took lead from Sergio Aguero's first half goal.

The north London club were a better side as they equalised with Jack Wilshere's brilliant goal before Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal the much needed lead. However, Martín Demichelis' header in the final quarter of the game saw the Gunners settle for a point.

Arsenal made it to the group stages of the Champions League after defeating Besiktas in the qualifiers last month. Wenger would be hoping to start the European competition with a win against the German giants on Tuesday.

What Managers Say

Jurgen Klopp: "Of course one day I'd perhaps like to work in England, but that doesn't mean I think about it. I think about solving Borussia's problems. I don't think about my future."

Arsene Wenger: "It is not an advantage, it is not a disadvantage, it is just a new fight every time. They are a different team today and England versus Germany are always fierce battles."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Borussia Dortmund to win: 1
  • Draw: 27/10
  • Arsenal to win: 27/10

Team Form

Borussia Dortmund

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L W W
  • Last Result: Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Freiburg

Arsenal

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W D D
  • Last Result: Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City

Team News

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen KloppReuters

Borussia Dortmund

  • Injured: Ilkay Gundogan (back), Marco Reus (ankle), Jakub Blaszczykowski (thigh), Nuri Sahin (knee), Oliver Kirch (thigh)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Sokratis, Durm; Kehl, Jojic; Mkhitaryan, Kagawa, Immobile; Aubameyang

Arsenal

  • Injured: Theo Walcott (knee), Mathieu Debuchy (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Mathieu Debuchy

Possible XI: Szczesny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini; Sanchez , Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil; Welbeck