Suara.com – Thursday (8/9/2022) night WIB, the Europa League match between Arsenal vs Zurich will be held in Letzigrund. This match is the opening match of Group A.
This match is the first meeting between Arsenal and Zurich in European competition, and victory is certain to be the target of both teams.
Arsenal, with big names and also quite brilliant performances this season, are favored over the Swiss representatives.
But Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta does not want to look down on opponents. According to the Spanish coach Zurich is a team with high determination that must be watched out by the Gunners’ players.
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“The biggest danger is, after the season they had last year, they haven’t gotten the results they expected,” said Arteta.
“You can see how much they want to win games. The Europa League is a different competition, a different context and I hope the team will be ready tomorrow.”
Determined to steal full points from Zurich headquarters in the first matchday, Arteta admits that his team is not complete for this match. A number of players certainly can not go down because of injury.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have many players available, with the injuries we’ve had in the last two weeks,” said Arteta.
“This is a competition that we want to take very seriously, against an opponent who will make life difficult for us.”
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“We want to start the competition the right way and keep our momentum going.”
Arsenal are one of the Premier League clubs who have failed to win a European title for nearly three decades.
The Gunners last won a European competition title in the 1993/94 season, namely the UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
This season Arteta is determined to change that fact by giving the title this year. All of that, he thought, would start with Letzigrund.
“It’s a long time and I want to be the first to break that negative record,” said Arteta.
“You have to start somewhere and that is tomorrow’s game at Zurich. We have to start well and win the game.”