Wolfsburg entertain Borussia Dortmund tomorrow which means an Arsenal summer target could be on the receiving end of Jurgen Klopp’s revenge.
Luis Gustavo moved from Bayern Munich to Wolfsburg last summer, snubbing a move to the Emirates Stadium to link up with Arsenal so he could stay in Germany.
Not too many Arsenal fans will be upset because the Gunners subsequently went on to sign Mathieu Flamini who has been world class in his second spell in an Arsenal shirt.
The bad news for Gustavo is that Wolfsburg’s next match comes against the side Arsenal have just humiliated in the Champions League, as Borussia Dortmund will look for an instant response in East Germany.
Klopp will more than likely want his team to go out and destroy their opponents because they have just suffered a blow in a game that plenty expected them to win in their own back yard.
Gustavo could learn a thing or two from the way Mikel Arteta played against Klopp’s side when it comes to containing the more attacking and creative players in the Dortmund side.
Arteta was superb as he made his presence known in the Champions League clash, tackling well, stepping in and generally not allowing Dortmund’s key players any time on the ball.
Gustavo is a holding player so it will be interesting as far as Arsenal fans are concerned to see what sort of job he does against the German giants.
Dortmund will be going all out for a win as they look to maintain the pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.
They would have been forced to pay around £17 million to sign the Brazilian in contrast picking up an experienced player with a natural link to the club for absolutely nothing.
It could be one of the best games this weekend because Dortmund’s attacking talent doesn’t need to be sold as they go up against a Wolfsburg team which either wins or loses matches based on their performance this season.
Will Arsenal have dodged a £17m bullet or will Gustavo prove that he can be effective in the face of a Dortmund side wanting blood?
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