Having endured a wretched season so far in Europe and the EPL, Arsenal need just a draw against Borussia Dortmund to ensure qualification into the knockout stages
London: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has warned his teammates not to take qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League for granted despite the Londoners needing just one point from their remaining two matches.
Arsenal players take part in a training session at Shenley, near London yesterday. Pic/Getty Images.
The Londoners will take on Borussia Dortmund in their penultimate league clash today before travelling to Galatasaray in their last league game.
“We know that we only need one point from our last two matches to qualify for the Last 16, but we know that we have not made it yet,” said Szczesny, who faces a race to be fit for the Dortmund game after suffering an injury that forced him off against United. “We are all ready to bounce back against Dortmund on Wednesday and hopefully get a place in the Last 16.”
Should Arsenal beat Jurgen Klopp’s side, and the Germans then lose at home to Anderlecht, there is an unlikely scenario which could see them go through as top seeds and so avoid the likes of Barcelona or Bayern Munich in the knockout stage.
Despite their 100 percent record in Europe this season, Dortmund have already lost seven times in the Bundesliga this season and a 2-2 draw with Paderborn at the weekend left them one point off the bottom of the German league table.
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