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Arsenal star who ‘loves the Champions League’ could now be fit to face Porto

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Gabriel Jesus could now reportedly return from injury ahead of Arsenal’s massive UEFA Champions League fixture against FC Porto tomorrow.

The Brazilian international has not featured for the Gunners since their 2-1 win away to Nottingham Forest, with Arsenal since hitting their best run of form for the entire season.

Huge wins against Liverpool, West Ham and Burnley have since followed, with Arsenal heading into tomorrow’s clash against Porto as arguably the form side in the Champions League.

Gabriel Jesus could make Arsenal return vs Porto in the Champions League

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And according to the Evening Standard, the Gunners could be in for a massive fitness boost, with Jesus now potentially fit enough to feature for Arsenal in Portugal in some capacity.

Lauded as a player who ‘loves the Champions League’ by pundit Adrian Clarke, Jesus’ return has come at arguably the perfect time for Arsenal, who could also have Takehiro Tomiyasu back to face Porto.

Whilst Mikel Arteta has seemingly cracked the code on how to get this Arsenal squad to play, there’s no denying that Jesus is a figure who could do massive damage to whoever the striker is coming up against.

And heading into tomorrow, Jesus will be a player who could give Porto nightmares if given the chance to play his game, with the £45m attacker thriving in Europe this season for Arsenal.

Arsenal have to make a statement tomorrow night

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The Round of 16 has been the bane of Arsenal’s existence for quite some time, with the Gunners yet to progress through this phase of the Champions League since 2010.

Whilst being out of the competition might have helped the north London side lift this voodoo, there’s still a tinge of doubt that Arsenal could once again stumble at this stage of the Champions League.

Which is why the Gunners need to make a statement in Porto tomorrow night, especially with the likes of Jesus potentially back for Arsenal heading into the fixture.

Based off form, there’s no reason why Arsenal can’t go to Portugal and claim a huge result on the road, with success in Europe a real possibility this season for Arteta.

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