Arsenal vice-captain Mikel Arteta believes the club will bounce back from their Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski scored late on to secure a crucial away victory for the Germans ending Arsenal’s 12 game unbeaten streak.
The Gunners drew this seasons group of death paired with Dortmund, Napoli & Marseille but had beaten the latter two opponents before facing Dortmund. Henrikh Mkhitaryan blasted the visitors ahead before Olivier Giroud bought the Gunners level. Aaron Ramsey had a goal disallowed while Santi Cazorla struck the woodwork before Lewandowski’s winner.
Although the defeat was hard to take, Arteta is counting on Arsenal to bounce back.
“It’s going to be tough.”
“We knew that it was probably the toughest group in the Champions League, we don’t think any different now.”
“We are still capable of going through but we are disappointed to lose the game.”
“I think we played some really good stuff and we were unlucky to concede the goal when I thought we were playing the better football.”
Arsenal have the chance to redeem themselves with a visit to Crystal Palace at the weekend before a mammoth period of fixtures that include, Chelsea, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund & Manchester United.
The Gunners will want to head in to those fixtures on the back of a win rather than a defeat and will be raring to go to get back to winning ways which would also guarantee they stay on top of the Premier League.
Arteta is confident the Gunners can put the defeat behind them and will look to prove that against Crystal Palace.