Arsenal coach believes result will turn season around

Arsenal assistant manager, Pat Rice, says that Tuesday’s Champions League stalemate draw at Borussia Dortmund could prove the turning point in the Gunners’ disappointing start to the season.

Robin van Persie put the North London outfit 1-0 up just before halftime but the Gunners failed to keep the German side out, conceding an 88th minute volley from substitute, Ivan Perisic.

The assistant is happy with the progress the club has made since the transfer window closed, saying: “It seemed, especially the win over Swansea on Saturday, our start of the season. The players we have acquired are very, very good players.”

Rice served as Arsenal’s main tactician last night, as Arsene Wenger served a touchline suspension.

The 62 year-old added: “A point apiece is a good result here. I don’t think many teams will come here and get a result. We battled really hard and we knew it would be a hard, hard game. To be able to defend well is a high quality skill and that is something all of our players did this evening.”

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