By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger believes that Borussia Dortmund are cut from the same cloth as his team.
Arsenal and the German champions played out an entertaining 1-1 draw when they met in their Group F opener at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night as Ivan Perisic's stunning late volley matched Robin van Persie's first-half strike.
Wenger was a whisker away from claiming three valuable points but he admits he was satisfied with one and has revealed his admiration for Dortmund - a team he feels is similar to his own.
"The team has similar qualities - they are mobile, technically they are all on the move and they have a good team discipline," said the Frenchman. "They play a modern game and they have a long distance runners in the team.
"If you look purely at the chances I think we had some very good chances," he added. "We gave them some chances away at the start of the game but especially in the second half they didn’t create a lot.
"But they play similar to us and they won the league by a distance last year - I think in March it was basically decided. You don’t do that in Germany without quality."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 16 Sep 2011