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Arsenal’s potential opponents in the Champions League quarter-final following their victory over Porto in a penalty shoot-out as Arsenal set to face tough opponent….



Arsenal has advanced to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a thrilling victory over FC Porto at the Emirates Stadium.


Despite trailing 1-0 from the first-leg, the Gunners managed to turn the tie around with a crucial goal from Leandro Trossard. The match ultimately went to penalties, where Arsenal emerged victorious thanks to two impressive saves from goalkeeper David Raya.


With this triumph, Arsenal now sets their sights on the next stage of the competition and the possibility of winning the Champions League for the first time. The draw for the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final will be held on Friday, adding to the anticipation and excitement surrounding the tournament.


The draw for the quarter-final will be held in Switzerland at 11am. It is an open draw, meaning there are no seedings or country limitations.


This means that Arsenal could potentially face Manchester City in the next round. The first-leg of the quarter-final will take place on 9/10 April, sandwiched between the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion and the home game against Aston Villa.


The second-leg will be played the following week before the visit to Wolves. Arsenal has a range of potential opponents in the quarter-final, including Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Barcelona, who have already secured their place in the quarter-final.

Inter Milan

Inter Milan currently holds a 1-0 advantage over Atletico Madrid, while Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven are tied 1-1. These two ties will take place on Wednesday evening.


Despite finishing behind Dortmund in their group, Paris Saint-Germain is a strong team with talented players and a consistent performance in Ligue 1. Kylian Mbappe, although rumored to leave in the summer, will be determined to win the trophy and justify the significant investment made by the club.


Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain, despite finishing behind Dortmund in their group, remains a team filled with talent and continuous momentum, as they have already effectively secured the Ligue 1 title. Although Kylian Mbappe may be leaving in the summer, he is determined to win the coveted trophy that justified PSG’s significant investment in him.


In the last-16, PSG comfortably eliminated Kieran Tierney’s Real Sociedad with a 4-1 aggregate score. However, Arsenal, despite their quality, will certainly consider themselves favorites against the French champions. Apart from Mbappe, PSG lacks significant goal-scoring threats, as the big-money signings of Goncalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani have not lived up to expectations. Additionally, Arsenal’s midfield and defense are unlikely to be breached by any PSG players.


Moving on to Inter Milan, they too are vying for a spot in the quarter-finals. Lautaro Martinez’s team has a rich history in the competition, and despite Napoli’s Serie A triumph last season, the Nerazzurri are dominating the league, sitting 16 points clear at the top with 75 points and an impressive tally of 70 goals.


Under the guidance of Simone Inzaghi, Inter Milan plays attractive football while also being defensively solid. This matchup would reunite Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Arsenal after many years, providing a test for the Gunners against quality players like Martinez, Nicolo Barella, Marcus Thuram, and Alessandro Bastoni.



Ah, the familiar foes. However, with the departures of Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi, Arsenal may feel more confident facing Xavi Hernandez’s Blaugrana. The rich history between these two teams, including the memorable Andrey Arshavin winner, the heartbreaking defeat in Paris, the infamous Robin van Persie red card, and the awe-inspiring four-goal Messi masterclass.


They recently clashed in a thrilling eight-goal encounter during the summer in America, with the Gunners emerging victorious with a 5-3 scoreline. Nevertheless, this upcoming match would be a different story. Robert Lewandowski and his teammates would be determined to restore Bayern Munich’s dominant record over Arsenal, despite facing several injury concerns at the moment.


Bayern Munich

When it comes to European rivalries, few are as historic and painful for Arsenal as their encounters with Bayern Munich. The German giants were the last team to face the Gunners in the competition prior to this season’s return, resulting in a devastating 10-2 aggregate scoreline.


However, Bayern Munich is currently not leading their league and even suffered a defeat in the first leg of their round of 16 tie against Lazio before bouncing back with a victory in Munich. The man to watch out for is undoubtedly Harry Kane, and the motivation for Arsenal from north London would be immense if these two teams were to meet again.


Real Madrid

Many would have expected Real Madrid to be the most formidable opponent, but in my opinion, the La Liga leaders are narrowly surpassed. However, make no mistake, Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Jr, and the rest of the Real Madrid squad present a formidable continental challenge and are well-versed in this competition.


It would be an absolute honor to witness such a match, with a glimmer of hope that Arsenal might have a chance. Interestingly, Real Madrid has never defeated Arsenal, with their only two meetings occurring on the path to the 2006 final. A solitary goal from Thierry Henry at the Bernabeu was all it took. Could there be more historic moments waiting to be written in the Spanish capital?


Manchester City

Facing Manchester City would be a nightmare scenario, considering the ongoing title race, the implications of being eliminated by Pep Guardiola’s side, and the intense conversations surrounding both teams. Arsenal would undoubtedly face a formidable challenge.