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Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has described the situation of his current Dortmund side as ‘Far from perfect’ as they prepare for a crucial midweek clash with Arsenal in the Champions League.

Playing mind games?

Playing mind games?

The 2012/2013 Champions League runners up have had an unconvincing start the season largely down to a spate of unfortunate injuries to key first team members. Marco Reus, arguably the club’s best player has been hit by another Ankle Injury after a similar problem kept him out of Germany’s World Cup triumph and Striker Ciro Immobile is also not certain to be fit in time for the clash at the Westfalenstadion. Speaking prior to his side’s clash with Freiburg this weekend Klopp said the following,

“Everything is far from perfect but we’ve got to stabilise our game while we collect results. Most likely we have to do that with a new player in the starting line-up who will have to reclaim his self-assurance as well

Klopp also suggested that new signing Shinji Kagawa could be the man to replace the injured Reus,

“Now we could have had the time for it, but now Marco Reus is injured. Of course we’ve got Shinji Kagawa as well but he hasn’t played with the team yet

Arsenal look to get some confidence and form under their belts with a key game against Manchester City on Saturday with what looks to be a gruelling week ahead for both sides.

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