Zurich vs Arsenal live stream, Thursday 8 September, 5.45pm
Arsenal will be looking to kick-start their Europa League campaign with a win when they take on Zurich on Thursday.
Mikel Arteta’s men suffered their first defeat of the 2022/23 season at the weekend, going down 3-1 to Manchester United (opens in new tab) at Old Trafford. There were plenty of positives for Arsenal (opens in new tab) to take from their all-round performance despite the result. They played some excellent football at times and were able to assert themselves on a big game away from home.
United showed more of a clinical edge in the final third, though, and Arsenal arguably opened up too early as they sought an equaliser. A lack of organisation was evident in the lead-up to United’s win-sealing third goal, but Arteta was keen to focus on the plus points after the match.
The games will come thick and fast for the Gunners over the next couple of months, with all six Europa League group matches scheduled to take place within an eight-week period due to the scheduling of the World Cup in November and December.
Arsenal have made a fantastic start to the Premier League season with five wins in six games, but their relatively thin squad could be tested with the upcoming Thursday-Sunday schedule. Zurich are unlikely to pose too stiff a test on Thursday, but the very fact that Arsenal have to travel to Switzerland in midweek will make their preparation for Sunday’s meeting with Everton (opens in new tab) more difficult.
Zurich qualified for this competition by winning the Swiss Super League last term. They finished 14 points clear of Basel and 16 ahead of Young Boys, but defeat by Qarabag in the second qualifying round of the Champions League shows that Arsenal have little to fear.
The Gunners will again have to make do without midfield duo Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, while Emile Smith Rowe is a doubt with a muscular issue.
Kick-off is at 5.45pm BST on Thursday 8 September and is being shown on BT Sport 2 (opens in new tab). See below for international broadcast options.
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