Arsenal Vs. Borussia Dortmund Key Matchups

arsenal_BVB_2013If there was ever a day to take an extended lunch break or come down with a bit of the afternoon flu, today is it.

The reason?

Arsenal v. Borussia Dortmund, which has to be the most irresistible Champions League fixture so far this season.

Both sides play incredible football – Arsenal with their intelligent, calculated build-up play and Dortmund with their high octane counter-attacking flair – meaning individual player match-ups will be crucial to determining the outcome.

Here are three key battles to keep a close eye on.

Robert Lewandowski v. Laurent Koscielny

Mikel Arteta v. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Mesut Ozil v. Nuri Sahin

Source: Mike Prindiville, NBC Sports

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