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Jack Wilshere Insists Borussia Dortmund Defeat Won’t Wreck Arsenal’s Season

Midfielder backs Gunners to fire back.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has insisted that his side’s recent Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund will not derail their promising start to the season, the Daily Mail reports.

The Gunners had looked as though they were more than capable of recording a point from their game with the German giants until a Robert Lewandowski strike in the closing minutes of the match made sure Jurgen Klopp’s men took all three points from the Emirates Stadium.

The loss was only Arsenal’s second of the season, having failed to overcome Aston Villa on the opening day of the season. However, Wilshere has commented that his team-mates posses enough mental toughness to bounce back and not let the slip up effect them.

Arsenal now face a tricky trip to Dortmund in the next round of Champions League ties that will see them need to pick up a positive result or else endure a tough task to make it through to the next round.

“It is never nice to lose at home, but it is not the end of the world,” said Wilshere, who was substituted in the second half as a precaution after aggravating his ankle.

“We can’t let this result affect us now, especially in the Premier League where we are on a great run.

“It will be tough away at Palace, it always is, they will fight for every ball and it will be a different game from Dortmund, but we still have to bounce back straight away.”

“We know what we have to do now,” the England midfielder added.

“We aim to win every game, and it will be tough, but we have been to Dortmund before and were unlucky not to win on the night. We know we can go there to get something out of the game, and that is the aim.

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