Arsene Wenger is not getting carried away with the fact that Arsenal beat the Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates last night. The Frenchman admitted in his post match interview, reported by Arsenal.com, that it was very unlikely that the Gunners could pip Jurgen Klopp’s side to top the group, but he did accept that it was a possibility and he is right to do so.
He also said that he was not sure how Arsenal would approach the final group game against Galatasaray in two weeks and that it could depend on what happens in the few games there are before that final game in Istanbul.
Wenger said, “It will depend a bit on what happens in the next few games. I will try to win the last game and you never know. If Anderlecht win in Dortmund and we don’t win in Galatasaray you will say we were stupid. It’s unlikely, let’s say it’s 90 per cent that we will finish second and Dortmund will finish first.”
It is not jst what happens in Arsenal’s next few games that will make a difference, however, but Dortmund’s as well. Klopp’s men are struggling badly with injury problems and are currently in the bottom three of the Bundesliga table. They fave a tough trip to Frankfurt on Sunday and then have a home game against Hoffenheim the Friday before hosting Anderlecht.
Dortmund are already low on confidence, which the Gunners will have hurt further, and they must surely focus on their domestic form now. So if they fail to win their next two games, I think that Wenger will decide to risk a strong side to get the win in Turkey and hope that Anderlecht can do us a favour.
But we have our own injury and squad problems and if Dortmund get some confidence and results in the next two games, we may as well rest some key players and hope for a btter draw in the knockout phase. What would you do Gooners?