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Arsenal's latest team news ahead of Porto clash

Published: Updated: 04:08, 12 Mar 2024
Jurrien Timber is still expected to miss this marquee clash

Arsenal, the current Premier League table leaders, are gearing up for a challenging Champions League match against Porto. The Gunners aim to overturn a one-goal deficit and secure their place in the quarter-finals. This article provides an update on the team news ahead of this crucial clash.

The Gunners have been enjoying favourable results over the weekend, which has propelled them to the top of the Premier League table. This success is expected to boost their confidence as they prepare for what promises to be a tough and bruising encounter with Porto.

Martinelli and Tomiyasu expected to feature

Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal's winger who missed out on Saturday’s match due to a leg injury, might make an appearance in this critical game. Despite suffering from a cut on his leg that kept him out of action over the weekend, manager Mikel Arteta confirmed that there is still a chance for Martinelli to feature in this game - although it would be touch and go.

In other positive news for Gunners, Takehiro Tomiyasu is back in training after recovering from his injury. While it remains uncertain whether he will play against Porto or not, his return adds depth and options for Arteta as he strategizes for this important match.

However, not all news is positive as Jurrien Timber continues his recovery process. Although he has returned to full training sessions with the team after being sidelined due to injury issues earlier in the season; it seems like he could still be some way away from making a comeback into active squad duty.

Arsenal face an uphill task to overturn the score with injuries

It appears that Gabriel Martinelli will possibly return despite recent injuries, Takehiro Tomiyasu will resume training, but his playing status remains uncertain, and Jurrien Timber is likely to remain on the sidelines for the foreseeable future despite continuing to recover.

This upcoming Champions League match against Porto is a crucial one for Arsenal. With the recent Premier League success and potential return of key players, the Gunners are looking to overcome their one-goal deficit and advance to the quarter-finals. 

However, they will need to bring their A-game against a tough Porto squad. For sports fans and sports betting enthusiasts alike, this game promises to be an exciting encounter filled with suspense and high stakes.

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