Arsenal make surprise Champions League decision before FC Porto meeting

Arsenal return to Champions League action later this month when they travel to Portugal to face FC Porto in the first of two last-16 ties.

The Gunners largely dominated their Champions League group and are currently 11/2 with bet365 to go on and lift the trophy later this year.

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Arsenal make surprise Champions League decision

Ahead of Arsenal’s meeting with FC Porto, the Gunners have made a surprise decision by including Jurrien Timber in their updated UEFA Champions squad list.

Mikel Arteta has not been able to call on Jurrien Timber since his injury against Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the Premier League season.

But there is hope that the Dutchman can make an impact in the second half of the campaign for the north Londoners after missing the first half of 2023/24.

Arsenal Champions League squad: A-List: Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, James Hillson, William Saliba, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jurrien Timber, Jakub Kiwior, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Leandro Trossard, Jorginho, Fabio Vieira, Mohamed Elneny, Kai Havertz, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Reiss Nelson.

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