374 miles away, and in 16th place sit Borussia Dortmund. Injury plagued, fatigued and out of ideas… but romping up a fine tally in the Champions League. The German side gave Arsenal a torrid time when the London side travelled Europe, proving to the big dogs that they’re not down and out just yet. Now sat top of the group by five points and qualified to the knock-out stages, BVB may field a different side to experiment their current problems. Dortmund suffered another set-back this week as Marco Reus suffered an ankle ligament injury taking him out of action until January. Mats Hummels is also absent, so who are the three players to watch out for?
1 – Pierre Aubameyang
With Reus injured, the Gabon international will surely be the focal point of BVB’s attack looking to exploit all of Arsenal’s current defensive weaknesses. When the sides met in September it was Aubameyang who netted the second goal to kill the game off and sink the travelling Arsenal faithful’s hearts. His pace is alarmingly dangerous, whilst his ability to get in behind defences is frequently consistent, even more so when facing Per Mertesacker and fill-in Nacho Monreal. Prone to finishing many of his chances too, this striker will have all the support he can in countering Arsenal’s game-plan.