William Saliba’s reaction was priceless as Arsenal ended their 14-year drought to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

The North London team made it to the last eight after a thrilling penalty shootout win against Porto.

Leandro Trossard scored the only goal of the match, as he tied the game in the latter stages of the first half. Goalkeeper David Raya became the hero of the night, saving penalties from Wendell and Galeno, to secure a 4-2 victory for the Gunners.

The last time they reached the quarter-finals was during the 2009/10 season, but they were later defeated by Barcelona. Since then, Arsenal has suffered seven eliminations at the round of 16 stage and this season is their first time back in the competition since 2017.

Post-match, Saliba couldn’t contain his excitement at the result. While most of his teammates were celebrating with Raya, he broke away from the group, reports the Mirror.

The French player enthusiastically gestured towards the fans, pointing to the Arsenal badge and raising his arms to encourage more cheers. He then rejoined his teammates to continue the celebrations.

Saliba and the rest of the Arsenal team will be eagerly awaiting Friday’s draw for the quarter-finals. Big names like Bayern Munich, PSG, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona have also made it to the next round and could be the Gunners’ opponents.

Arsenal have a break this weekend. They were supposed to play Chelsea but the Blues are playing in the FA Cup against Championship leaders Leicester.