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Arsenal are Champions League contenders - Klopp

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Klopp believes Arsenal are Champions League contenders (©GettyImages)
Klopp believes Arsenal are Champions League contenders (©GettyImages).

Arsenal are capable of winning this season's Champions League title, according to Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.

The Gunners recorded a surprise 1-0 victory over Klopp's side at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night to move a significant step closer to securing their place in the Champions League knockout stages.

Arsenal's in-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored the all-important winner in the second half - and Klopp believes the Premier League side can win the competition, but only if they manage to avoid the reigning European champions Bayern Munich.

"Yes, they can win it," Klopp told reporters. "They are young, healthy and have good technicians. They won a clever game tonight and could go to the final and win it - so long as they don’t play Bayern Munich."

Klopp is speaking from his experience. Last season he guided Dortmund to the Champions League final at Wembley before losing to their fierce Bundesliga rivals.

Wednesday night's result leaves Arsenal and Napoli joint top of Group F with nine points from their opening four matches, while Dortmund sit third in the group, six points above bottom-side Marseille.

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