Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his side to go from strength to strength after beating Bundesliga giants Dortmund last night – and has called for a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Aaron Ramsey's second-half goal gave the Gunners a massive 1-0 win against last year's Champions League finalists and puts them on top of Group F, level on nine points with Napoli.
But Wenger has refused to get carried away and insists his team must replicate the performance at Dortmund if they want to win when they face United on Sunday.
"I just hope that it strengthens the belief of my team that we can put another great performance in," Wenger told reporters. "You know we have another massive game on Sunday, and we want that kind of performance again."
The build-up to the Champions League clash against Dortmund was largely dominated by Juergen Klopp's “heavy metal” approach against Arsenal's “orchestra”.
Wenger admitted his side were not quite heavy metal but praised a unified and focused display from his players.
"We were 'light' metal, but this is a huge result," Wenger added. "We had a united, focused performance, especially defensively.
"We looked more stable defensively because we have experience in midfield not to lose the ball in stupid positions.
"Dortmund are especially dangerous when you lose the ball, and to counter that, you need maturity.
"If you have a very young team you would be overrun and lose that game by a very high score. We look more stable defensively.
"It was a question of being focused and intelligent, and not to make the first mistake, to wait for the moment where we could create openings in their defence. We did that.
"If you look at the results they have made at home in the Champions League, not many teams have achieved that."
Dortmund now find themselves three points behind Arsenal and Rafael Benitez' Napoli in what arguably is the competitions strongest group and Wenger concedes one of the three will be eliminated.
"Unfortunately this group is a very strong group, and one of the big teams will have to pay a heavy price," he said. "I hope it will not be us."
Wenger also praised his free-scoring midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who now has 11 for the season.
"This season he has gained confidence and he has an unbelievable engine to go from box to box," he added. "Confidence and his ability of course makes him a dangerous player."
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