Porto vs Arsenal: Prediction and Preview

Arsenal have no longer reached the UEFA Champions League sector-finals since the days of Arsène Wenger but Mikel Arteta will fancy their probabilities as his facet put together to go to Porto for the first leg of the spherical-of-16 conflict on Wednesday at Estádio Do Dragão.

Wenger, now FIFA’s chief of world soccer development, guided Arsenal to the final of this competition in 2005-06 but the Gunners have now not handed the remaining-16 stage seeing that overcoming Wednesday’s opponents lower back in 2009-10.

Flying high in competition for the highest quality League identify alongside Liverpool and Manchester city, Arteta’s new-look Arsenal have an opportunity to ease years of european ache after breezing thru to the spherical-of-sixteen draw by means of topping institution B.

Arsenal hammered PSV four-0 and Lens 6-zero, as well as defeating Sevilla both home and away, with the north London club making light paintings of a beneficial institution-level draw.

Their european fulfillment can in large part be credited to Saka, who has been worried in more Champions League dreams this season than any other participant (3 goals, 4 assists), with the younger Englishman averaging a purpose involvement every 48 minutes within the competition to this point.

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