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Saturday 22 September 2018

Wenger: We must work hard to top Klopp's boys

Borussia Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp. Picture: AP Photo/Frank Augstein
Borussia Dortmund head coach Juergen Klopp. Picture: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

ARSENE Wenger hopes Arsenal can give Borussia Dortmund's well-drilled side the runaround when they clash in the Champions League.

The Gunners head to Germany on the back of a 2-0 win over Liverpool which kept them at the top of the Premier League.

Dortmund secured a 2-1 win at the Emirates Stadium a fortnight ago with a late goal from Robert Lewandowski and warmed up for their next European tie with a 6-1 victory over Stuttgart, when the Poland forward plundered a hat-trick.

Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has always challenged his side to "run 10 kilometres more" than the opposition.

Wenger, though, feels no matter how much ground is covered, his men will have to raise their level against the Bundesliga challengers.

"We look at it as well, the distances are important, but it is not just how far you run," he said.

"It's important that against a team like Dortmund who have a high potential that you work hard, especially when their players are capable of raising their level to the maximum."

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