Wilshere ruled out of Dortmund clash

Jack Wilshere has been ruled out of this evening’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund with an ankle problem.

Fellow midfielder Mathieu Flamini (groin) hasn’t made the trip though Kieran Gibbs is available after recovering from a hip problem.

Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yaya Sanogo all remain absent, though Serge Gnabry may feature having been involved in training yesterday after recovering from an ankle injury.

The Gunners lost the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium two weeks ago, leaving them level with Dortmund and Napoli, who host Marseille this evening, on six points in Group F.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last fourteen away European ties, winning thirteen of those matches.

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has hit back at claims Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp made in the wake of the result between the sides a fortnight ago, the Daily Star understands.

Klopp pointed out that his players covered 10km more than Wenger’s, before describing the North London side as an orchestra “playing a silent song”.

The Gunners boss retorted by saying that it is team who has less of the ball who runs more, and that it is more about the intelligence of the runs, rather than the amount.

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