Serge Gnabry believes Arsenal are now a "highly rated" team in his native country Germany.

The Gunners claimed a famous victory over Borussia Dortmund at the start of November, and in doing so became the first English side to win at Westfalenstadion in the Champions League.

Gnabry acknowledges what a positive experience it was for him to be part of Arsène Wenger's squad that night.

"I really appreciated being there," Gnabry told Arsenal Player. "I think everyone knows about the stadium in Dortmund. It's a fantastic stadium, the atmosphere especially with the 25,000 standing on the side, so it was a really great stadium.

We got two wins, important wins against Dortmund especially in the Champions League, and I'm really happy about how it went

Serge Gnabry

"Arsenal are highly-rated [in Germany]. We are on a good run and we are top of the league so everyone's watching us and looking at how we play.

"They [Dortmund] are second in the German Bundesliga and have been fantastic over the last few years so it was a hard game for us. But the results have been great and that was an important win."

Despite losing their last game to Manchester United, Gnabry thinks the players can be pleased with their week's work before the international break.

"Of course the loss against Man United was obviously not that good," he said. "But I think that we've had a great week. We got two wins, important wins against Dortmund especially in the Champions League, and I'm really happy about how it went.

"It [Man United] wasn't a great game from our point of view. To be fair in the second half we were the better side and should have got an equaliser or even won the game so I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 15 Nov 2013