The 2022/23 Europa League group stage begins on Thursday with Arsenal, one of the pre-tournament favourites, facing a tough journey to Switzerland where they meet reigning champions FC Zurich. Strictly speaking, the match isn’t quite gone to Zurich yet, as a Diamond League athletics event and an Ed Sheeran concert forced FCZ to move the match to Kybunpark in St. Gallen, an hour away.
Following Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, Mikel Arteta will be eager to see his Arsenal side get back into the groove and is expected to call a strong squad as he tries to quickly grab the first Secure a place in Group A.
Here’s how to watch the game and what you need to know:
date: Thursday, September 8 | time: 12:45 p.m. ET
location: Kybunpark — St. Gallen, Switzerland
TV and live stream: Outstanding+
Opportunities: Zurich +850; Draw +450; Arsenal -350 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Just when Arsenal need their squad depth most, Arteta’s plans are hampered by a series of injuries. Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny both missed their last game, leaving Albert Sambi Lokonga with the only option for the Gunners’ difficult role in midfield, while Emile Smith Rowe was injured in the warm-down after that game. Arteta is set to offer a more detailed schedule for the England international in his pre-match press conference, but CBS Sports can reveal that the 22-year-old Englishman, who did not make the trip to Switzerland, has been suffering from a recurrence of the groin problem, which has occasionally hindered him in recent years.
Cedric also didn’t make the journey for Arsenal, who took youngsters like Lino Souza and Marquinhos with them. The latter could make his debut as United States men’s national team Matt Turner steps up ahead of Aaron Ramsdale in goal. Eddie Nketiah, Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu could also be considered. However, with top spot in a difficult group earning the Gunners a bye to the Round of 16, Arteta is keen to wrap things up quickly.
Arsenal should get the job done with what is likely to be a strong side. Choose: Arsenal 2, Zurich 0
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