Wilshere – Arsenal must not lose at Dortmund

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.


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  1. ebemka says:

    JACK is up there again… Now I’m proud of him, he has actually kicked off just like ramsey did last season…
    The only problem now is consistency…

    1. seancali says:

      hopefully he will be consistent. he looks to be back to his best. and I am sure we will get a point from dortmund. COYG

  2. Tyno says:

    We should learn how not to let in stupid goals.

  3. Tope says:

    Love the first three comments cos its unlike those ones been repeated over and over again which shows inability to think. I believe this team will come good soonest. If welbeck is fit then he must start against dotmund to strengthen his confidence which i believe will improve with match time.all managers gamble- if it works then its the manager is a genius but if not then the manager is shit-just like van gaal at the worldcup against costa rica when he brought krus(with a bad penalty stats).it worked then its van gaal is a genius but agains argentina the reverse is the case.the reason for this sermon is that wenger should try out player like hayden,who is more pacy than flamini and arteta.

  4. GoonerG1 says:

    I will be upset with anything less than a win. Dortmund will be missing most of their best players. This is a huge opportunity for Arsenal.

  5. Goonsquad8 says:

    Jack was amazing yesterday best game I’ve seen him play in a long long time. What a performance great goal and great assist. If he can put together a run of games and perform at a high level I think we will see the jack of old for a very long time (barring injuries).

    I’ll probably be thumbed down but I would test/bench Ramsey v Dortmund and start jack as b2b. I’d also rest ozil for rosicky or cazorla.

    And I know every1 was calling for ozil’s head yesterday but to me I wouldn’t have subbed him I would’ve subbed Ramsey and moved ozil to cam.

  6. Goonsquad8 says:

    I know flamini is not top class but I don’t understand the stick he’s been getting. I thought he played well yesterday he made a good crunching challenge and the ball happened to spin straight to navas 30 yards down the pitch

    And I don’t understand how no1 is blaming boss for that 1st goal to me he was at fault he stopped right at the edge of the box and let navas pick a pass. Also flamini would’ve saved demichelis goal if szczesny hadn’t touched it. I think mert had a poor game but not flame.

  7. Goonsquad8 says:

    Did you see jack weight room na$ri?? Hahahah that was great

  8. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    Atleast the no.10 shirt is finally getting justice 🙂 🙂 Come-on-you-jack!

  9. samuel@justarsenal.com says:

    I think Ozil should stop his lack luster big manism kind of displays for Arsenal and get serious. And not to think of it, the boss has even complemented him and he thanked him. I suspect Ozil has over indulged in some activities which has declined his football. The earlier he abstains from parties and having funs, the better it will be for his football and Arsenal. Ozil should eschew discipline henceforth. Even if the boss plays him in his claimed prefer CAM position at Dortmound, we won’t notice any improvement from him as his game is on the decline.

  10. vishal.forevergooner says:

    what i didnt like against city was the passing when we had possession in OUR box, we were passing to a player available in dangerous position than clearing it once and for all. we did that against everton too, even when we were 2 goals behind , szcesny was exchanging passes with defenders

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