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A debut goal for the Brazilian. He legs it from the edge of his own box to give Nketiah an option for the cross, after he receives a fine pass from Vieira to start a counter, which he executes perfectly to make the first-time finish into the top corner relatively simple from 10 yards.

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Peep! Peep! Peep! Here we go!

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Zurich: Brecher, Kamberi, Kryeziu, Aliti, Boranijasevic, Dzemaili, Selnaes, Guerrero, Krasniqi, Aiyegun, Okita. Subs: Kostadinovic, Omeragic, Santini, Marchesano, Hornschuh, Conde, Avdijaj, Vyunnyk, Rohner, Hodza, Mets, De Nitti.

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Arsenal: Turner, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Sambi Lokonga, Xhaka, Tierney, Vieira, Martinelli, Nketiah. Subs: Ramsdale, White, Saka, Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus, Saliba, Zinchenko, Smith, Hein, Cirjan, Cozier-Duberry.

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Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

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Arsenal are back in European action. They missed out on continental football last season but Mikel Arteta led them to fifth place and qualification for Thursday night fun.

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Arteta is aiming high and wants to win the Europa League, a bold claiming going into their group stage opener against Zurich. The Swiss champions have failed to win in their opening seven league games this season, so should be ripe for picking for an in-form Arsenal team.

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They last won a European trophy when Alan Smith downed Parma in the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup. Gabriel Jesus is their latest No 9 aiming to leading them to some glorious silverware, a striker that has brought a winning mentality from Manchester City and will be aiming to prove it in Europe.

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It is at times like this we look at who we might know from the Zurich side. Let me start (and finish) with Blerim Džemaili who had a spell at Bolton in the late noughties. Admittedly, he did not play a single league game for the club but really enjoyed himself in Lancashire. He went onto to play for Napoli, so maybe Big Sam was wrong about the midfielder. At 36, he is still going strong.

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Kick-off: 5.45pm BST.

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24 minutes: Arsenal Camp on the edge of the Zurich square area, and eventually sends the ball to Marquinhos who tries to get around Guerrero but the defender fiercely challenges the Brazilian to give a corner kick. Zurich is clear but the ball returns, allowing Xhaka to make a shot from the edge towards the bottom corner; The goalkeeper comes down well to flip the ball away.

22 minutes: It’s pretty much everything Arsenal Currently. The flag that flies from behind the goal is lively but Zurich fans look like they’re going to stay up all night.

20 minutes: Vieira swings the free kick, but it is a weak effort and Zurich hit it clearly at the front post.

He almost made up for it moments later by catching a pass from Lokonga over the net but Vieira’s first shot lands over the net.

18 minutes: A late challenge from Kryeziu knocked out Marquinhos on the right touchline, leading to a booking for the Zurich defender.

Goal! FC Zurich 0-1 Arsenal (Marquinhos, 16)

A goal for the first time for the Brazilian. He lifts it off the edge of his penalty area to give his team an option to cross, having received a fine pass from Vieira to start the hit, which he does perfectly to make the first end in the top corner relatively simple from 10 yards.

Marquinhos opened the scoring on his debut with the Gunners. Photo: Dennis Balibos/Reuters

14 minutes: Martinelli decided that the best idea was to try an overhead kick with the ball slowly bouncing in his direction. Needless to say, it’s going poorly and the ball is spinning wide.

12 minutes: Arsenal Increased tempo, quickly moving the ball to the right from where Marquinhos crosses into Martinelli’s unmarked head but hits it far.

10 minutes: Zurich gets in the way of Arsenal’s faces to keep them in their own half and Arsenal doesn’t move the ball fast enough to break the pressure.

The Zurich goalkeeper got extra gloves… in anticipation.

8 minutes: More idiocy than Arsenal When goalkeeper Turner swings the ball on the sideline, he eventually passes it directly to the Zurich player who hits the ball off the post via a swerve. Then Turner flies to the next corner and guides another corner away. Not an encouraging start.

6 minutes: Zurich rest Arsenal After one of the worst free kicks in history. Arsenal are looking to play for a little while inside the Zurich half but they give the ball cheap and get caught. Fortunately for Arsenal, they recovered the numbers in time to end the attack.

4 minutes: Marquinhos penetrates inside from the right and looks to choose Tierney’s trajectory into the penalty area but there is a bit of speed in the pass and the keeper gathers.

Meanwhile in France…

(1/2) Unfortunately the game between ourselves and Nice has been delayed due to violent clashes between the fan groups in the stadium and on the stands. We are currently discussing the background, a UEFA security meeting is taking place. #OGCKOE

— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) September 8, 2022

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(1/2) Unfortunately, the match between us and Nice was delayed due to the violent clashes between groups of fans in the stadium and in the stands. We are currently discussing the background, a UEFA security meeting is being held. #OGCKOE

– 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) September 8, 2022

2 minutes: There are a lot of flags waving in the stands and a torch has been set off but it’s all for pedestrians on the field.

Zurich fans
Photo: Dennis Balibos/Reuters

Starting

peep! peep! peep! here we are!

They may not be at home but Zurich fans have made a beautiful TiVo behind one goal. The players on the field. Arsenal In a stylish nautical number.

The match takes place this evening in St. Gallen because there are some athletics going on in Zurich.

Arsenal have made seven changes since the weekend. joke starts Arsenal And Arteta told him to do his talking on the pitch to show he can rival Gabriel Jesus. It would be fun to see what Marquinhos has to offer as well.

And for something a little different… Karen Carney, Guardian Guardian, on leading the government’s review of women’s soccer.

Arteta aspires high.

difference

Zurich: Brecher, Camberi, Kryeziu, Aliti, Boranijasevic, Dzemaili, Selnaes, Guerrero, Krasniqi, Aiyegun, Okita. Subs: Kostadinovic, Omeragic, Santini, Marchesano, Hornschuh, Conde, Avdijaj, Vyunnyk, Rohner, Hodza, Mets, De Nitti.

Arsenal: Turner, Tomiyasu, Holding, Gabriel, Marquinhos, Sambi Lokonga, Xhaka, Tierney, Scallop, Martinelli, Nketiah. Subs: Ramsdale, White, Saka, Odegaard, Gabriel Jesus, Saliba, Zinchenko, Smith, Heine, Jarrah, Cozier Dupre.

Rule: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Welcome

Arsenal are back in European play. They missed continental football last season but Mikel Arteta led them to fifth and qualifying for Thursday night’s fun.

Arteta aspires high and wants to win European LeagueA bold claim to play the opening match of the group stage against Zurich. The Swiss champions have failed to win their first seven league matches this season, so he should be ready to pick a star-studded Arsenal side.

The last time they won a European Cup was when Alan Smith beat Parma in the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup. Gabriel Jesus is the newest player in his No. 9 team and aims to lead them to some glorious trophies, a striker who brought a winning mentality from Manchester City and will aim to prove it in Europe .

In times like these we look at who we might know from Zurich’s side. Let me begin (and end) with Blerim Džemaili who spent time in Bolton in the late 20th century. Admittedly, he never played a league game for the club but really enjoyed it in Lancashire. He went on to play for Napoli, so maybe Big Sam was wrong about the midfielder. At 36, he’s still going strong.

Kick-off: 5.45pm GMT.