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Gunners are contenders - Klopp

Last Updated: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:20
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Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal are Champions League contenders after watching the Gunners beat his Borussia Dortmund side 1-0.

Arsenal gained revenge for Dortmund's 2-1 win at the Emirates last time out as Aaron Ramsey grabbed the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute.

Klopp, who guided Dortmund to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley, feels on this evidence Arsenal must be taken seriously and could go all the way if they avoid Bayern Munich.

"Yes (Arsenal can win the Champions League). They are young, healthy and good technicians," he said. "They won a clever game tonight and could go to the final and win it - as long as they don't play against Bayern Munich."

Despite the defeat, Klopp feels Dortmund's qualification hopes remain in their own hands, with a home match against Napoli and a trip to bottom club Marseille the final two Group F fixtures.

"We had 11 shots before they scored and sometimes it was like they were defending with four legs, but football is a game of results," he added. "It is difficult after the game, but you have to look forward.

"It is a very strong group and the positive news tonight is that two wins and we will qualify."

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