Despite having made a blistering start to this year’s Premier League, Arsenal still have a long way to go to become one of Europe's elite.
Arsenal have been brilliant in the Premier League this year, but against Dortmund on Tuesday they were simply out-classed.
Whenever Arsenal had the ball, Dortmund were like a swarm of bees, pressing with intensity and organisation.
When Dortmund had the ball though, they were allowed the time to pick out their pass, despite being the away team.
Last year's Champions League runners-up were brilliant, thoroughly deserving their win and it so easily could have been more.
While the German side didn't create masses of chances, if the Arsenal defence hadn't been at their best it could have been a real trouncing.
The Gunner's are currently leading the Premier League but have faced very few stiff competitors - their hardest challenge coming against London rival’s Tottenham.
In the next few weeks though, they face Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea - these three games could make or break Arsenal.
Arsenal have looked fantastic at point's so far, with players such as Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini just a handful of their player’s in the form of their life.
Another factor that Arsenal lack is strength in depth.
Carl Jenkinson is not a good enough replacement for Sagna, Nacho Monreal leaves a lot to be desired and three centre-back’s is not enough for a Premier League campaign with Champions League games.
To conclude, while Arsenal have been impressive so far this season, they are still a long way off top class.
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