Arsenal leads Group F with 8 points and a win today, would qualify the team for the knockout round, although first place is not guaranteed. The Gunners have won ten of their last twelve matches while Dortmund has won 7 of their last nine. Dortmund has lost both away games in the Champions League, a 3-0 loss in Marseilles and 3-1 in Athens.
No matter what the outcome, it will be a test of Van Persie taking on a tight Dortmund defence. Munich last Saturday had difficult breaking down Dortmund's defence and putting their midfield to good use. Persie will probably be covered closely.
On the Dortmund side Goetze and Kagawa are always good for a couple of goals when it counts, as is Lewandowski. The Gunners will have to keep them in check to ensure a win. Arsenal's German defender Mertelsacker will be familiar with the Dortmund side and will be a valuable asset.
Dortmund will be well motivated to survive the Group stage. No matter how the match ends, it should be a delight for Arsenal fans when the Bundesliga once again challenges the Premier League. Cut your nails before the game.
Szczesny - Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, André Santos - Song - Walcott, Ramsey, Arteta, Gervinho - van Persie
Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Felipe Santana, Hummels, Schmelzer - S. Bender, Kehl - M. Götze, Kagawa, Großkreutz - Lewandowski