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FC Zurich 1-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start, beating FC Zurich 2-1.

The Gunners’ made seven changes from the side that lost to Manchester United on the weekend.

With Nketiah and Marquinhos playing a key role in their victory over the Swiss champions.

Arteta’s side opened the scoring when the pair combined on the counter.

With Marquinhos latching onto Nketiah’s low cross and shooting the ball into the top corner.

They then combined again in the second half, with the Englishman heading in the debutant’s cross, giving Arsenal the lead for the second time after Kryeziu’s first half penalty.

Starting lineup:

FC ZURICH (4-2-3-1): Yanick Brecher; Nikola Boranijasevic, Lindrit Kamberi, Mirlind Kryeziu, Fidan Aliti; Blerim Dzemaili, Ole Selnaes; Jonathan Okita, Bledian Krasniqi, Adria Guerrero; Aiyegun Tosin.

FC ZURICH SUBS: Fabian Rohner, Donis Avdijaj, Selmin Hodza, Gianni De Nitti, Zivko Kostadinovic, Cheick Oumar Conde, Becir Omeragic, Karol Mets, Ivan Santini, Marc Hornschuh, Bogdan V’Yunnik, Antonio Marchesano.

ARSENAL (3-4-2-1): Matt Turner; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes; Marquinhos, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Kieran Tierney; Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Martinelli; Eddie Nketiah.

ARSENAL SUBS: Aaron Ramsdale, Matthew Smith, William Saliba, Karl Hein, Martin Odegaard, Catalin Cirjan, Ben White, Amario Cozier-Duberry, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bukayo Saka.

Goals:

GOAAAAL! MARQUINHOS SCORES! 1-0 ARSENAL! Nketiah bursts down the left, putting a perfect cross into the feet of Marquinhos who directs the ball into the top corner from close range.

GOAAALLL! KRYEZIU SCORES! 1-1! Kryeziu makes no mistake with the penalty, rolling the ball into the bottom left corner with Turner diving the other way.

GOALLLLL! NKETIAH SCORES! 2-1 ARSENAL! Marquinhos’ cross from the right is met by the striker, who heads the ball into the ground past Brecher.

So, what’s next?

However, Zurich head to Servette in the Swiss Super League.

Meanwhile, Arsenal hosting Everton in the Premier League.

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