ARSENAL BEAT ZURICH 2-1 TO BEGIN THEIR EUROPA LEAGUE CAMPAIGN
The Gunners seized total control after taking the lead on the counter through debutant Marquinhos but a lapse in concentration from Eddie Nketiah allowed the hosts to equalise from the spot just before half-time.
A minute’s silence was held before the players went out for the second half following the sad announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s death.
The dynamic of the contest didn’t change at the start of the second half with Arsenal persistently probing against Zurich’s low block. Eventually, the visitors were rewarded as Nketiah headed in from Marquinhos’ teasing cross.
Mikel Arteta then introduced the big guns off the bench but the Gunners were unable to grab a third. Nevertheless, Zurich barely posed a threat at the other end and the visitors thus claimed a 2-1 victory to kick-start their European campaign.
Here are the Arsenal player ratings from their Europa League victory against Zurich.