North London outfit Arsenal began their 2022/2023 UEFA Europa League Group Stage campaign with a 2-1 victory over Swiss side FC Zurich on Thursday night.
Brazilian teenager Marquinhos who was handed his debut by manager Mikel Arteta, scored the opener before the hosts equalized via a 44th minute penalty.
Eddie Nketiah netted in the second half in the 62nd minute, to hand the three points to the Gunners.
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FULL-TIME: FC Zurich 1-2 Arsenal
62′ MIN: The Gunners are back in front as Nketiah plants a fine header at the back post off an assist from Marquinhos.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Zurich 1-2 Arsenal (E. Nketiah)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: FC Zurich 1-1 Arsenal
HALF-TIME: FC Zurich 1-1 Arsenal
44′ MIN: Kryeziu draws the hosts level from the spot!
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Zurich 1-1 Arsenal (M. Kryeziu)
43′ MIN: Arsenal fail to clear a corner and Eddie Nketiah brings down his man in the area. The referee blows for a penalty to the hosts.
PENALTY!!! To FC Zurich
17′ MIN: 19 year-old Brazilian Marquinhos scores a debut goal to put the Gunners ahead in the tie.
GOOOAAALLL!!! FC Zurich 0-1 Arsenal (Marquinhos)
KICK-OFF: FC Zurich 0-0 Arsenal
As expected, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has made several changes to his starting line-up. In goal, American shot-stopper Matt Turner will deputize for Aaron Ramsdale, Fabio Vieira makes his first start while Eddie Nketiah will lead the frontline in place of Gabriel Jesus.