Arsenal latest: Dortmund injury woes, Jenkinson 'disappointed' and safe standing

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All the latest news and gossip from the past 24 hours at The Emirates.

Borussia Dortmund’s chances of overhauling Arsenal in the Champions League have been dealt a huge blow after Mats Hummels broke his foot and Marcel Schmelzer suffered a calf strain in the friendly with England yesterday.

It means that Dortmund’s first choice defensive line is currently out through injury - and will be for the upcoming Champions League games against Napoli and Marseille.

Arsenal fans reportedly want a safe standing area in The Emirates - similar to the way in which it has been a hit in the Bundesliga.

The atmosphere in The Emirates has recently been labelled poor by a survey - and the same survey also suggested a standing area in order to boost the atmosphere.

"In the past we had talks with the Safe Standing Roadshow and were prepared to arrange a visit to Arsenal so that rail seating could be demonstrated. However, at the time the comment from the club was that there were 'bigger fish to fry' … Since then, the momentum and support for safe standing at English football grounds has gained pace significantly and continues to do so. The recent successes of German football clubs and the highlighting of how highly fans are considered by Bundesliga clubs has only made the issue in England a lot more visible."

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana has made it clear that the South Coast club are not afraid of Arsenal ahead of their meeting this weekend.

The game sees top place take on third place and Lallana, who has just made his first two appearances for the England national team - is looking forward to the challenge:

“We have got results at Old Trafford and Anfield so why can't we go there and get a result? The lads will be full of confidence and I am really looking forward to it."

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson has been speaking about his disappointment - despite being party to England under-21’s 9-0 win against San Marino.

Jenkinson, who scored in the win, recognised the fact it was a record win for the representative side - but Jenkinson wanted double figures:

"In the end, we were disappointed not to get 10. We did really well tonight.”

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