What the papers say: Depleted Arsenal need special performance in Porto

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The Sun - Belluschi has it in Fer Fab
FERNANDO BELLUSCHI has told Cesc Fabregas to watch his back. The Porto midfielder insists Arsenal skipper Fabregas is in for a major Champions League battle in Porto tonight.

The Daily Mirror - Hulk fired-up for Arsenal clash despite threat of THREE YEAR ban
Brazilian tar Hulk insists he is ready for a remarkable comeback against Arsenal tonight - even though he has got a THREE YEAR ban hanging over him.

The Daily Mail - Skeleton Crew: ‘Spineless’ Arsenal must dig for victory against Porto
Porto is no place for the spineless but Arsene Wenger rocked up on Portugal’s wind-battered Atlantic coast without four players who have come to represent the backbone of his Arsenal team this season.

ARSENAL have been hit by an injury crisis which has ripped the spine out of the team ahead of tonight’s Champions League last-16 tie here in Porto.

ARSENE Wenger has called on his Gunners side to revive the spirit of the 2006 Champions League runners-up team ahead of tonight’s game in Porto.

The TimesArsène Wenger demands depleted Arsenal rise to occasion against Porto
Arsène Wenger admitted on Tuesday night that it will take a special performance from Arsenal’s remaining fit players to emerge unscathed from this evening’s Champions League tie against Porto. Given the injury crisis that has engulfed the club in recent days, that was something of an understatement. 

The Independent - Arsenal hit by injuries to Almunia and Gallas
Not so very long ago, a trip to the Estadio do Dragao was an occasion for English teams to dread – until, that is, Manchester United and then Chelsea won here inside the last 12 months. If Arsenal are to follow their lead tonight, they will have to do so without two of their most experienced players.

The Daily Telegraph - FC Porto v Arsenal: Arsène Wenger stresses importance of defence
It is rare to hear Arsène Wenger stress the need for an outstanding defensive performance but, with the spine of his team badly affected by injury, containment will be an unfamiliar priority at Porto.

The Guardian - Sol Campbell set to play for Arsenal against Porto in Champions League
Sol Campbell is set to play in Arsenal's Champions League last-16 tie at Porto tomorrow, his first appearance in the competition since he scored for the Gunners against Barcelona in the 2006 final.

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