Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal - JG Preview

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The boys begin their Champions League group stage campaign against Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday night.

You can find out more about our opponents below:

Borussia Dortmund Full name: Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Club colours: Yellow shirts, black shorts, yellow and black striped socks
Nickname: The Black and Yellows

Three facts about Borussia Dortmund:

  • They were in Arsenal’s Champions League group last season, where Arsenal beat them 1-0 away.
  • However, Dortmund won at Emirates Stadium and finished top of the group, pushing the Gunners into second.
  • The German side won the Champions League in 1997, and finished runners-up in 2013 after being beaten by Bayern Munich in the final.



Henrikh Mkhitaryan Borussia DortmundSTAR MAN
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Dortmund are currently suffering from an injury crisis, with seven first-team regulars missing. However, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is available. The Armenian playmaker signed from Shakhtar Donetsk last season, replacing the departing Mario Gotze, and notched nine goals and 10 assists in 29 games. He orchestrates the Germans’ fast counter-attacks, so it is important that the Arsenal midfielders close him down quickly.