The English side’s character was questioned in the aftermath of the home defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side, not least because it was the third time in a row, a German team had won at the Emirates’ turf.
Arteta and the rest of the team now have the chance to right the wrongs of the 1st leg and the Spaniard believes Arsenal are on par with the Bundesliga giants.
“No [they weren’t the better team], we conceded a goal when we were on top in the game, and were likely to score a second to kill the game,” said Arteta.
“We know in the Champions League against those teams you are limited to small chances, and it was our fault [that we lost].
“It is a massive game again [in Dortmund on Wednesday]. We knew this week was going to be very tough, so beating Liverpool is a good way to start it. Dortmund will be a very different game, with the way they play, so we will have to get ready for it.”
The Gunners will need Arteta and the rest of his team-mates to be at the top of their game once again for the huge test in Dortmund, on the back of an enjoyable 2-0
win against Liverpool on Saturday.