Kieran Gibbs: Win in Dortmund shows Arsenal’s character

Kieran Gibbs admits his delight after helping Arsenal secure a "massive" Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund

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Kieran Gibbs helped Arsenal keep a clean sheet on Wednesday Photo: Nike

Kieran Gibbs has admitted his delight after helping Arsenal secure a “massive” Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

After a goalless first half, Aaron Ramsey continued his stunning recent form when he headed home from close range in the 62nd minute to clinch victory.

And Gibbs was thrilled to help Arsene Wenger’s men become the first English team to win at Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion.

“It is massive – especially after the first game [at Emirates Stadium] – because we wanted to come here and prove something and we have done that,” Gibbs told Arsenal Player.

“We didn’t do it in style, but the way we won the game shows we have a certain character in the team now and it showed.

“It is not an easy place to come to, not many teams can come here and get a result so we have to take that as a positive.

“We have put ourselves into a strong position for the rest of the group, so it is important that we take advantage of that.”

Arsenal travel to Manchester United on Sunday looking to keep their place at the top of the Premier League table.

And left-back Gibbs is confident that the north Londoners can continue their impressive form at Old Trafford.

“This is still a big week for us, we have a big weekend coming up but the last two games have been massive tests and we have come through them,” he continued.

“I think we can go into the [Manchester United game] positively and try to get another result.

“We want to prove to ourselves – not everyone else – that we can do it against the big teams. At the moment, we are doing that and we’re happy with each other.”

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