Jurgen Klopp will travel to London with his Borussia Dortmund side amid speculation that he could be set for a permanent move to the English capital.
Mounting pressure on Arsene Wenger due to the club’s indifferent start to the season, compounded by back to back defeats in the league to Swansea and Manchester United, has led to talk that Arsenal could be about to make a managerial change.
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Top of the list should they decide to do so is Klopp.
Like Arsenal, Dortmund have struggled in the league this season and will head into the clash at the Emirates third from bottom of the table with just one win in their last five.
In Europe however they have been a different animal winning all four of their games to date, scoring 13 and conceding 1. With qualification already secured, Dortmund will be out to grab the point they need to secure top spot in the group and with it some much needed confidence to bring back to the league.
Arsenal meanwhile are also chasing a point. The Londoners need one more point on the board to automatically secure their place in the next round however with just to wins in their last five games, confidence not to mention personnel are in short abundance at the club.
Injuries have played a major factor in the Gunners inconsistency this season and Wednesday will be no different with Wojciech Szczesny, the unregistered Olivier Giroud, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil.
The good news for Arsenal fans however is that Dortmund will be without one of their key men, Marco Reus.
The German International, linked with a move to Arsenal amongst other clubs, has been ruled out until the New Year with an ankle injury. The attacking midfielder picked up the ligament tear during his side’s 2-2 draw with Paderborn on Saturday.
Dortmund won 2-0 when they met earlier in the group stages.