Aaron Ramsey confident ahead of Arsenal’s Dortmund test
Aaron Ramsey is backing Arsenal to get a result when they travel to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday
Aaron Ramsey is backing Arsenal to get a result when they travel to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The Gunners moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
And Ramsey, who scored Arsenal’s second against the Reds, is backing Arsene Wenger’s men to respond to their 2-1 defeat by the Bundesliga side at Emirates Stadium last month by getting a positive result in Germany.
“I thought we played well enough to get something from the home game,” said Ramsey. “The group is wide open again. It is going to be tough but we are still confident we can qualify.
“We have been to Dortmund in the past and drew there after we conceded a late goal. We have experienced what it is like there and we know it can be a very intimidating place to play. I am sure we have the quality and the players to get a good result and put ourselves back in control of the group.
“In the game at Emirates, we were a bit naïve – it should have at least finished as a draw. We switched off and they caught us on a counter-attack in the last 10 minutes and we paid the price, which will happen at this level. We will learn from that.
“We are confident. There were periods in the game when we felt very dominant and maybe could have scored a few but we will be a bit more streetwise going over there.
“Dortmund have a very organised team and a real work ethic. They also have a world-class striker [in Lewandowski]. They were runners-up in the Champions League last season so they know what the competition is all about.
“The atmosphere in their stadium is tremendous but you want to be playing in these sorts of atmospheres.
“Everyone in the team will be looking forward to it. We don’t go anywhere with fear – we will approach it the same as any other game. It is a massive week and one that we are looking forward to.”