Neven Subotic tips Arsenal for Champions League glory

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Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic believes Arsenal have the squad to win the Champions League for the first time this season.

Subotic is preparing to take on the Gunners in the opening group game of their Champions League campaign in a repeat of last season's fixture where Arsenal famously became the first English team to win in the famous Westfalenstadion.

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A great team

The Serbian, who was playing that night, believes he and his team-mates could be about to face the eventual winners of this season's competition. Subotic believes the that Arsenal's astute transfer business has given them the squad capable of challenging for the title.

Subotic singled out Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, together costing Arsene Wenger around £51 million of Arsenal's money, as particularly dangerous.

“They are a great team with a very good style of play. Signings like Sanchez and Welbeck will make any team better. Facing those two will be tough.”

More praise

Subotic echoed the thoughts of Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, who praised his counterpart, Wenger, for conducting such astute business in the summer just passed.

He told the Evening Standard: "Arsenal are a very hard opponent and I think they did a great job on transfers over the summer.

"Now their squad has great stability and they're actually able to play the type of football that Arsene Wenger wants to see."

Injury crisis

Praise from the opposition camp over their transfer business will do little to ease Arsenal's fears of a drubbing in Germany. Arsenal travel to Germany with just three fit defenders and one youth team player.

Hector Bellerin looks set to deputise at right-back to cover for Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and Calum Chambers (tonsillitis). Nacho Monreal is also struggling with an unknown injury.

Kagawa threat

One significant threat the Arsenal defence will face is former Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa. The Japanese star returned to Borussia Dortmund this summer and marked his return with a goal and an assist.

Subotic confirmed that everyone at the club has been impressed with Kagawa's seamless transition back into his old team but insists Arsenal will pose a sterner test than Freiburg did at the weekend.

He said: “Arsenal will be a bigger test but we have only been training with him for a week or two and definitely seen a lot of good things from him.”

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