Arsenal’s unbeaten run in the 2022/2023 UEFA Europa League season came to an end on Thursday night, following a 2-0 defeat away to Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven in their group stage Matchday Five fixture at the Philips Stadium.
The home side saw two goals of theirs through Cody Gakpo and Xavi Simons ruled out but there were no such troubles in the second period as Joey Veerman and substitute Luuk de Jong both struck to give Ruud van Nistelrooy’s men all three points and qualification for the playoffs at least.
The Gunners could still claim top spot on the final Matchday, provided they get a victory but the Dutch outfit will fancy their chances of grabbing that coveted spot – if all goes their way next week. They need a win plus Arsenal dropping points for that to happen.
🔴 Live Blog:
FULL-TIME AT THE PHILIPS STADIUM: PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Arsenal
63′ MIN: Second half substitute Luuk de Jong rises highest to head home.
GOOOAAALLL!!! PSV Eindhoven 2-0 Arsenal (L. De Jong)
55′ MIN: What a finish from Veerman! A rocket past Ramsdale to give the hosts the lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! PSV Eindhoven 1-0 Arsenal (J. Veerman)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE PHILIPS STADIUM: PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Arsenal
HALF-TIME AT THE PHILIPS STADIUM: PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Arsenal
KICK-OFF AT THE PHILIPS STADIUM: PSV Eindhoven 0-0 Arsenal
Aaron Ramsdale makes his European debut in goal for the Gunners in place of the injured Turner. Fabio Vieira is in the XI, while Gabriel Martinelli is set for his 100th club appearance. Eddie Nketiah leads the frontline in place of Gabriel Jesus.
The hosts starting line-up which will face Arsenal.