Borussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal: Preview and TV schedule

Shaun Botterill

The highlight of Wednesday's Champions League fixtures sees Borussia Dortmund welcome Arsenal to Signal Iduna Park.

The Champions League group of death has lived up to its billing at the halfway stage, with Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli all tied at the top of the group on six points. Needless to say, every point counts as we head into the final few matches.

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Wednesday sees Borussia Dortmund welcome Arsenal to Signal Iduna Park, with both sides desperate to avoid defeat at all costs. The Germans won the reverse leg at the Emirates, though it was far from a dominant performance, and the Gunners will be out to exact revenge.

Arsène Wenger will once again be without several players through injury, with the latest names to be added to the list of absentees being Mathieu Flamini and Jack Wilshere, while Kieran Gibbs faces a fitness test on a calf problem. For Dortmund, Ilkay Gündogan and Łukasz Piszczek are both definitely out, while captain Sebastian Kehl will hope to recover form an ankle injury in time to be involved.

Borussia Dortmund injuries and suspensions

Out: Ilkay Gündogan (back), Łukasz Piszczek (hip). In doubt: Sebastian Kehl (ankle).

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Theo Walcott (abdomen), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Abou Diaby (knee), Mathieu Flamini (groin), Jack Wilshere (ankle). In doubt: Kieran Gibbs (calf)

Projected lineups

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller; Marcel Schmelzer, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotić, Kevin Großkreutz; Nuri Şahin, Sven Bender; Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jakub Błaszczykowski; Robert Lewandowski.

Arsenal: Wojciech Szczęsny; Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Bacary Sagna; Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta; Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Tomáš Rosický; Olivier Giroud.

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

TV: Fox Sports 2 (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.), Sky Sport, ZDF (Germany)

Online: Fox Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada), Sky Go (U.K. and Germany)

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