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Nuri Sahin looking to leave Arsenal in trouble

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Sahin was previously linked with Arsenal (©GettyImages)
Sahin was previously linked with Arsenal (©GettyImages).

Nuri Sahin wants to leave Arsenal in a difficult situation to qualify from Group F by defeating them in the tonight's Champions League clash.

Borussia Dortmund beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago in the reverse fixture, and the 25-year-old wants to complete a double success and leave Arsenal an uphill struggle to advance.

He told Sky Sports News: "Our win in the Emirates was justified, it was not easy or by luck - we were runners-up last season and we play every match with the same intensity.

"Now we are obliged to win at home to maintain our own chances. Arsenal? If we defeat them this week I see it being very complicated for them to make the next round of the Champions League.

"Arsenal are under more pressure than us as a defeat here in Germany would make things difficult - but that is similar to us, if we fail then our triumph in England was for nothing."

Sahin also spoke about Arsenal's style and how to stop Arsene Wenger's men.

He continued: "The Gunners are not your typical English club, for me they are more European with a style like Spanish and German teams.

"Arsenal are very offensive but their power is reduced if you can stop their creativity, that was our success in the first match and now we need to repeat the situation.

"We knew Arsenal would be more compact than us, but we stopped their key players."

The Turkish midfielder spent a small period at Liverpool on loan last season and reportedly rejected an approach from Arsenal but revealed his time in England was not enjoyable,

Sahin added: "I did not have a happy experience in the Premier League, in Liverpool I did not get many chances, but that is in the past and I only think about Borussia  Dortmund."


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