Borussia Dortmund without a number of stars against Arsenal
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Borussia Dortmund is used to overcoming adversity. They've seen their best players leave for rival Bayern Munich in consecutive years, and still managed to punch above their weight. 

But even Jurgen Klopp must admit his club is up against it when they host Arsenal in their Champions League opener on Tuesday. A number of Dortmund's best players, including Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, will not be available against the Gunners. 

Klopp will have to be at his managerial best to overcome this glut of injuries. Sandra Goldschmidt offered her proposed starting XI. 

Shinji Kagawa marked his return to Germany with a bang on Saturday, scoring once and adding an assist to help Dortmund beat Freiburg. He'll need to produce a similar result against Arsenal midweek. 

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