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Premier League leaders Arsenal will bid to keep their 100% Champions league start intact when they face Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates on Tuesday.
The Gunners has been in impressive form both in Europe and in their domestic league and will head into the game on the back of a 4-1 win over Norwich. The win was their sixth from 8 games and kept them top of the table 2 points clear of Chelsea and Liverpool.
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Arsene Wenger’s side have carried their form into Europe and have already beaten Marseille 2-1 away and Napoli 2-0 at home.
They will head into the game with doubts over Mathieu Flamini. The French star was forced off in the first half of Saturday’s 4-1 win over Norwich City after suffering a concussion.
Arsene Wenger revealed after the game that he was waiting on advice from the club’s doctors before deciding whether to include the midfielder or not.
“He had concussion,” said Wenger. “He had double vision, so on the advice of the doctor I took him off because I did not want to take any gamble.
“I don’t know if he’ll be available for Dortmund, it depends now what the doctors will decide.
“Sometimes they are not allowed to play for five days, it depends how big the concussion was.”
Theo Walcott meanwhile suffered a setback in training and is expected to be out for another two weeks. The England international has been struggling to regain full fitness following groin and stomach surgery.
The winger will join long-term absentees Abou Diaby (knee), Lukas Podolski (hamstring) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) in the stands however Santi Cazorla and Bacary Sagna could feature after playing in the win over the Canaries.
Dortmund meanwhile lost to Napoli in round 1 before bouncing back with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Marseille last time out.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been impressive so far this season winning 7 and drawing 1 of their opening 9 games in the Bundesliga, a 2-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach their only blot on the copybook so far.
Klopp welcomes back goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller following suspension while Lukasz Piszczek (hip) and Ilkay Gundogan (spine) remain long-term injury worries.
Marco Reus, Marcel Schmelzer, Sven Bender and Jonas Hofmann could all feature after returning from recent injuries.
When the sides last met in the competition in London, two goals from Robin van Persie gave Arsenal a 2-1 win.