The Gunners have a daunting fixture list for the rest of this month, and its a shame we couldn’t start by taking three points of Man City, but to look on the bright side Arsenal are still unbeaten this season.
Jack Wilshere is adamant that this run should remain intact when Arsenal travel to Dortmund on Tuesday in the first of the Champions League Group Stage. “They’re always good games when we face them,” he said on Arsenal.com. “It’s a tough game and we go there first this time, so the hardest match of the group will be the first one.
“We can put a marker down in that game to say we’re here to win this group. Even if we don’t win the game, we don’t want to lose it.
“The main one missing for them is Reus, he’s fantastic. I’ve watched him over the last few years and he’s got better and better. Now he’s one of the best players, if not the best player, in Germany so they’ll miss him.
“But they’ve got quality players who can come in and they’ve made a good start to the season.”
In recent times Arsenal have failed to finish top of their Group, but Jack says the club is aiming to improve on that this time around. “That’s the target – we’ve always said that,” he continued. “Over the last few seasons we’ve always thought we’d finish top and then we lost the last game and it has cost us.
“If you finish top you can still get a tough game – once you’re in the last 16 of the Champions League you’re not going to get an easy match.
“But we’ve been unlucky with the draw, getting Bayern Munich over the last few years. They were the best team in Europe.
“We could have got anyone else and had a little bit more of a chance going of going through so it is really important to finish top of the group.”
With four draws from their first six competitive matches, Arsenal are certainly making a habit of “not losing” even though not playing at their best. Let’s hope Jack can help the team to carry on that run in Germany, then we will definitely be in with a chance of going a bit further in this year’s Premier competition.