Borussia Dortmund left Arsenal with a ringing in their ears thanks to Lewandowski’s late winner when the sides met last month and manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to turn the noise up when the Londoners make the trip to the Westfalenstadion for a huge clash in group F.
Klopp spoke admiringly of Wenger during the week but was keen to note the difference between their playing styles, “He likes to have the ball and play football, passing the ball around. It’s like an orchestra, but they play a silent song. I like heavy metal, I always want it to be loud.”
The manager has certainly made enough noise since he took over the BVB and Arsenal will need to make their voices heard when the sides meet if they are to emerge from the trickiest group of the draw.
A trip to an improving Napoli awaits and a tie against a Rafa Benitez side at home in Europe is not a comfortable place to be in need of a win but Wenger is confident that his side are in the right frame of mind after Saturday’s convincing win over Liverpool to stand up to one of the brightest teams in Europe this week.
“We passed [the test against Liverpool] in a convincing way. The focus of the team and the togetherness you could feel from the outside.
“Let’s enjoy it, take a lot of encouragement from it and continue to develop as a team, but as well we must be cautious and be on our toes … so let’s make sure we continue to grow and do not think ‘Okay let’s have a little breather’.”
Wenger will be without Jack Wilshire and Kieran Gibbs while Matthieu Flamini is still carrying a groin injury.
The Londoners struggled to cope with Dortmund in midfield last month as Flamini was also out with concussion and paid the price when Aaron Ramsey surrendered possession in the opening minutes to allow Henrikh Mkhitaryan to score.
Further warnings of Dortmunds strength in front of goal were seen at the weekend as Lewandowski netted an 18 minute hat trick against Stuttgart as they ran out 6-1 winners.
The Germans will be looking for their eight home win in the Champions League in a row but Arsenal are also in superlative form having won 12 and drawn 14 of their last away matches and have not lost in Germany in their last four visits.