Arteta smiles as Arsenal shoots through all 8 teams in the Champions League.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is delighted after leading his team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 14 years.

Arsenal advanced to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in a thrilling shootout after defeating Porto 4-2 on penalties. After 120 minutes on aggregate, the Gunners won 1-0 and tied on aggregate together 1-1. 

Previously, Arsenal had been eliminated from the round of 16 in the competition six times in a row over a 14-year period. Before ending their nightmare with their latest victory UFABET

Arteta said after the game: “Very happy. It’s been 14 years which is a long time for a club like Arsenal and it shows how difficult it is.”

“We tried really hard. To find the magical moment at the end. We started creating incredible energy on the field. We all push each other and succeeded.”

As for the decisive penalty shootout, Arteta said: “You know, it’s a little bit like buying the lottery. But we prepared the day before the competition. So credit to the goalkeeping coach and everyone who helped.”

“Before going on the field, I didn’t have to tell him to focus on the game. I’m sure he will handle this situation well in his early days here. You can see he’s under a lot of pressure. But he handled the situation with calmness. When you look at his body language and his work. You can see he’s not affected much. That is an important quality for the goalkeeper position.” the 41-year-old coach concluded.