No improvements were visible as Arsenal once again got humiliated, dominated and outclassed away from home against once of the big clubs in Europe. The Gunners were totally destroyed from the first second to the last. We started the match on the back foot and we were like that till the very end of the game. Arsenal were lucky to concede no goals in the opening 40 minutes thanks to bad finishing from some of the Dortmund players but right at the edge of half-time, their new signing Immobile gave them a very well deserved 1-0 lead.
The second half started just like the first one and this time Dortmund were able to finish their chance immediately as the blistering pace of Aubameyang was able to get pass the Arsenal midfield and defense and scored on the counter attack. From there on, Arsenal had no chances to make a comeback, the few opportunities they had were squandered by Danny Welbeck which shows that he is not a clinical finisher and the Gunners still lacks ruthlessness in front of goal. Debuchy’s absence and Chambers illness meant that Arsenal had to give one of their academy players a first team debut and that unlucky fellow was Hector Bellerin. It proved that Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to buy another defender in the transfer window was costing his side big time. Bellerin was totally outclassed and outnumbered by the Dortmund players. I feel sorry for the lad as it was very unfair for him to make his debut against a big side like Dortmund that too away from home. At the end, Arsenal lost the game 2-0 and got off to a losing start to their UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.