In what is being widely regarded as the marquee clash of Group F in this year’s Champions League, group leaders Arsenal will be hosting last year’s tournament runners up Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. The timing of the game means that this clash is vital for both teams for different reasons. Arsenal will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run in all competitions since the opening day of the season and will look to inch closer to knockout round qualification with a home win against Dortmund while the German giants will be looking stop Arsenal in their tracks in a bid to establish their supremacy over the group. These two sides also met twice in the group stages of the Champions League in 2011 when a Robin van Persie brace secured a home win for the Gunners while a stunning late equalizer from Ivan Perisic secured one point for Dortmund in the return fixture.
Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has been itching to settle the scores with Arsenal ever since but he will have to watch from the stands this time around as he is serving a UEFA touchline ban for his antics in his side’s 2-1 loss to Napoli earlier in the campaign.