Arsenal 1-0 (4-2p) FC Porto: 3 talking points as Gunners narrowly secure qualification

  • Arsenal needed penalties to get past FC Porto as Mikel Arteta's side advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Champions League

Arsenal FC v FC Porto: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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Jakub Kiwior, Ivan Toney
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2. Kiwior form keeping Zinchenko on the bench

Five months ago had I told you that Jakub Kiwior would be keeping a fit Oleksander Zinchenko on the bench, you wouldn't have beleived me.

Well now, its a reality as he has taken to the left-back position with aplomb and against FC Porto, in the biggest game of his career, he was outstanding.

Often severely tested by Porto's attacking threat, the Polish star rose above it. He has dibs on the left-back spot and in truth, Zinchenko only get it back if there's an injury.

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