Dortmund defeat Arsenal to go top of Group F

Arsenal lost for the first time since the opening day of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates yesterday evening.

Reorted Gunners fan Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the visitors the lead on sixteen minutes only for Olivier Giroud to fire in an equaliser from close range four minutes before the break.

Then, eight minutes from time Robert Lewandowski found himself unmarked in the area to finish and wrap up all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who replace Arsenal at the top of Group F.

Both sides were joined by Napoli on six points, as the Serie A side beat Marseille 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome.

Arsene Wenger, who turned sixty-four yesterday, will now turn his attention to Saturday’s clash with lowly Crystal Palace, where victory will guarantee the club begin November on top of the Premier League.

Meanwhile, reports in Italy have suggested that the Gunners will make a move for Ajax defender Ricardo van Rhijn when the transfer window reopens in January.

The right-back, who was unable to prevent the Dutch champions from losing 2-1 at Celtic Park yesterday evening, has reportedly been targeted as a long term replacement for Bacary Sagna.

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