Arsenal XI vs Porto: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Champions League game today

Arsenal XI vs Porto: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Champions League game today

David Raya is back in goal for Arsenal in their crunch Champions League tie against Porto tonight, with Takehiro Tomiyasu on the bench as Gabriel Martinelli misses out.

Martinelli suffered a cut to his foot last Monday in the Gunners’ 6-0 Premier League win at Sheffield United.


He duly missed Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Brentford on Saturday and was absent from training on Monday too.

The Brazilian is not fit in time for the second leg of Arsenal’s Champions League last-16 tie against Porto at the Emirates Stadium.

In Martinelli’s absence, Leandro Trossard, who started against Brentford, is on the left wing again, with Gabriel Jesus still on the bench.

Raya is back in goal at the expense of Aaron Ramsdale, who started and committed a bad error against Brentford with his rival ineligible to face his parent club.

Tomiyasu also returns to the squad after taking part in training on Monday afternoon.

The Japan international has not played for Arsenal since before the Asian Cup, when he picked up a calf problem.

Arsenal have had a settled side recently during a run of eight Premier League wins in a row and Mikel Arteta has resisted making a change at left-back against Porto.

As well as Tomiyasu, Oleksandr Zinchenko is back fit and it was thought that he may come into the side for Jakub Kiwior.

But the Poland international, who usually operates at centre-back, has performed well after coming into the side in January and retains his starting berth.

Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice; Saka, Havertz, Trossard

Subs: Ramsdale, Hein, Partey, Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Nelson, Elneny, Zinchenko

Injuries: Timber (knee), Martinelli (foot)

Tuesday 8pm GMT, TNT Sports

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Referee: Clement Turpin

Arsenal squad from: Ramsdale, Raya, Hein; Gabriel, Cedric, Kiwior, Saliba, Tomiyasu, White, Zinchenko; Elneny, Havertz, Jorginho, Odegaard, Partey, Rice, Smith Rowe, Vieira; Jesus, Nelson, Nketiah, Saka, Trossard