Arsenal defender, Per Mertesacker believes the English Premier League leaders are capable of taking all the points at stake in tonight’s crucial game at Dortmund.
The Gunners top Group F, albeit only on head to head, and are in Germany on a mission to avenge their 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Matchday 3 of the Uefa Champions League.
Mertesacker, who was part of the team that collected a point from last year’s Champions League finalists in September 2011, is confident of his side’s chances heading into tonight’s clash.
“I think the team have to take their lesson but we are still good enough to compete with last year’s finalists,” he said. “That’s a good thing for us so we have to keep our chins up and think we can do it.
“Both teams know that we are capable of beating each other. We have to be aware in Dortmund because it’s even harder to play there.
“Two years ago we just managed to draw there, we were very lucky so that will be a tough challenge. But when you look at the numbers from Tuesday’s game we are capable of achieving something special and we are good enough to go there and win.”
Arsenal will need the German International to organise the Gunners’ back 4 like he often does and continue his fine partnership with Laurent Koscielny in the heart of the Arsenal defence.