Date: 13th March 2024 at 11:54am
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Arsenal secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a penalty shoot-out victory over Porto on Tuesday evening. 

The Gunners trailed 1-0 from the first leg as they welcomed their Portuguese opponents to The Emirates, but Leandro Trossard drew the visitors level on aggregate before half-time.

Despite their dominance, Mikel Arteta’s side were unable to find a goal to put them ahead on aggregate, meaning that the match went to extra-time.

Neither side could find a winner in the additional 30 mins, but the Premier League leaders ensured their progression on penalties, much to the delight of Arteta.

Off the pitch, it has emerged that Arsenal are set to sell one of their defenders this summer.

Tierney could leave Arsenal permanently this summer

As per Football Insider, the North London club will look to sell left-back Kieran Tierney when the transfer window reopens this summer.

The Scottish defender is currently on loan at Spanish side Real Sociedad, but the report claims that Arsenal will listen to offers for the player this summer as he has just two years remaining on his current contract.

Tierney, 26, joined the Gunners from Scottish giants Celtic in 2019 and initially featured regularly for the club.

He has made a total of 124 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions, but fell out of favour after the arrival of Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City in 2022.

Since moving to Spain, Tierney has played 19 times for Sociedad, but he is set to return to London at the end of his loan spell this summer.

The Scot has been hampered by hamstring injuries since arriving in Spain, something that also plagued his time at Arsenal.

It is also claimed that Arsenal are not willing to sell ZInchenko this summer, despite the Ukraine international being linked with a surprise move to German champions Bayern Munich.

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