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Arsenal vs Porto preview: Arsenal look to overturn deficit against Porto

Arsenal are in a good position to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2009-10. The Gunners lost the first leg of their last-16 tie against Porto 1-0, but they have a strong home record in the competition and are in good form in the Premier League.

Arsenal have won their last three home games in the Champions League, scoring 12 goals and conceding none. They have also won eight of their last nine Premier League games, and are currently top of the table.

Porto, on the other hand, have never won away to an English club in 21 attempts. They have also lost their last seven away games in the Champions League.

The Portuguese side are in good form domestically, having won their last three league games. However, they are likely to find it difficult to break down Arsenal’s defense at the Emirates.

Team news

Arsenal will be without injured winger Gabriel Martinelli for the second leg. However, they could welcome back defenders Jurrien Timber and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Porto are without defenders Ivan Marcano and Zaidu Sanusi, as well as striker Mehdi Taremi.

Prediction

Arsenal are the favorites to win this match and progress to the quarter-finals. They have a strong home record in the Champions League and are in good form in the Premier League. Porto, on the other hand, have never won away to an English club and have lost their last seven away games in the Champions League.

Key players

  • Kai Havertz has scored in Arsenal’s last three games. He will be looking to add to his tally in this match.
  • Galeno scored the winning goal for Porto in the first leg. He will be a danger to the Arsenal defense.

Prediction

Arsenal 2-0 Porto

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