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Jakub Kiwior : looking at defenders performance against Porto

Arsenal

Arsenal’s Jakub Kiwior played well and they beat Porto. They move to the next round of the Champions League.They lost 1-0 to Porto before. They needed to win at their home stadium.Porto played well in the first half.

Arsenal worked hard to score.Martin Odegaard helped Leandro Trossard score for Arsenal. This was just before half-time.In the second half, Arsenal tried hard but did not score.

The referee said Kai Havertz fouled Pepe.They were careful in extra-time too.Arsenal won with penalties. David Raya saved two shots from Porto.David Raya was the best player of the match. Odegaard and Trossard also played great. They helped the team a lot.

Jakub Kiwior: Arsenal’s Defensive star

Kiwior, often overlooked, played a pivotal role in the victory. He was a defensive stronghold on the left until replaced in the 105th minute. The Polish defender has excelled as a left-back recently, filling in for the injured Zinchenko.

Even after Zinchenko’s return, Kiwior retained his spot.Last night, he impressed with 46 touches and won all his aerial battles (3/3). The 24-year-old maintained control against Joao Mario and Francisco Conceicao.

However, he did make a rare mistake due to tiredness.After Zinchenko entered the game in extra time, Arsenal’s defense seemed shakier. Zinchenko’s error in conceding a corner could have been costly.

We believe Kiwior deserves to be a starter based on his remarkable performances. His current form makes him indispensable to the team.

Arsenal signed Kiwior from Spezia during the 2023 winter transfer window in a deal worth £20m. The 23-year-old put pen to paper on a contract which doesn’t expire until the summer of 2027.

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