Arsenal v FC Zürich: Europa League – dwell

Arsenal v FC Zürich: Europa League – dwell

Key occasions

Kick off

Peep! Peep! Peep! Right here we go!

The gamers are out and the away finish is only a assortment of pyrotechnics now.

Gabriel Jesus begins and captains Arsenal for the primary time. He shall be searching for a objective having not scored for over a month.

Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus will get heat. {Photograph}: David Klein/Reuters

I did the MBM for the reverse fixture. It was the day the Queen died and the whole lot obtained a bit bizarre. Hopefully the whole lot shall be extra regular tonight.

Manchester United have caught Harry Maguire upfront at Actual Sociedad. Can Mikel Arteta beat that later?

Learn former Arsenal midfielder Karen Carney on the joy of Roberto De Zerbi.

Good to see Reiss Nelson rewarded for his efficiency on the weekend with a begin tonight. Will he earn himself a run of video games within the Arsenal crew?

Bukayo Sako’s World Cup gave the impression to be doubtful on Sunday when he was taken off injured towards Nottingham Forest. It seems issues weren’t that unhealthy and he again on the bench already.

Beginning lineups

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Vieira, Elneny, Lokonga; Nelson, Jesus, Nketiah

Subs: Hein, Hillson, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey, Smith, Odegaard, Saka, Marquinhos, Martinelli

Zurich: Brecher, Boranijasevic, Kamberi, Katic, Aliti, Conde, Selnaes, Guerrero, Aiyegun, Okita, Rohner

Subs: Kostadinovic, Omeragic, Krasniqi, Santini, Marchesano, Hornschuh, Vyunnyk, Hodza, Mets, Sauter


Arsenal have already secured qualification for the knockout phases however they are going to be determined to win tonight to keep away from any danger of a playoff towards a Champions League dropout.

Beating FC Zurich will assure high spot, and a bye to the spherical of 16, but when PSV fail to choose up most factors towards Bodo Glimt, it might additionally guarantee Arsenal finish the group in first.

The Gunners gained the reverse fixture earlier within the competitors 2-1. It was a comparatively tight affair contemplating the chasm in high quality and budgets obtainable. Since that match in September, Zurich have modified their supervisor after a poor begin to the Swiss league, which they sit backside of with a moderately underwhelming 9 factors from 14 matches.

Their new supervisor is Bo Henrikson, who I’m certain all of us bear in mind had a three-year spell with Kidderminster Harriers after being snapped up by fellow Dane Jan Molby, whose glasses I picked up on the weekend after dropped them on the Previous Trafford press lounge ground (that is the content material you want). Henrikson’s managerial credentials are extra illustrious than his taking part in profession. He spent six years at Horsens earlier than shifting onto Midtjylland, a task he left after a 12 months.

Will he be capable of outsmart Mikel Arteta? Let’s discover out.

Kick-off: 8pm GMT

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