ST. GALLEN. Arsenal beat Zürich to win 2-1. It was Arsenal to strike first with a goal of Marquinhos at the 17′. Then it was a penalty in the 44′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, E. Nketiah gave the win to Arsenal in the 62′ minute with a goal. Arsenal was vastly superior ball possession (70%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Kybunpark stadium in St. Gallen on Thursday and it started at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Mohammed Al Hakim who was helped by Fredrik Klyver and Robin Wilde. The 4th official was Bojan Pandzic.
Arsenal was in firm control of the ball 70% while Zürich was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Arsenal was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Arsenal won the contest.
Zürich shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Arsenal shot 19 times, 9 on target, 10 off target.
Zürich received 1 yellow card (M. Kryeziu). On the other side, No yellow cards were issued to Arsenal.
After playing this match, Zürich stays with 0 points to occupy the 4th place in the table. while Arsenal has 0 points (1st).
M. Kryeziu (Penalty)
Arsenal will host PSV on the 15th of September with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of PSV (1 draw).
Zürich: Formation and Lineups
Zürich started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
The manager Franco Foda chose to play with the following team: Yanick Brecher , Nikola Boranijašević , Lindrit Kamberi , Mirlind Kryeziu , Fidan Aliti , Jonathan Okita , Blerim Džemaili , Ole Selnaes , Adrián Guerrero , Bledian Krasniqi and Tosin Aiyegun .
Zürich made 5 changes: A. Guerrero for F. Rohner (67′), B. Krasniqi for A. Marchesano (67′), B. Dzemaili for C. Conde (67′), J. Okita for D. Avdijaj (80′) and T. Aiyegun for I. Santini (80′).
Best player: Yanick Brecher
The player that probably impressed the most for Zürich was the goalkeeper: Yanick Brecher. His rating is 7.10. He performed 5 saves.
Arsenal: Formation and Lineups
Arsenal started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
On the other side, Mikel Arteta Amatriain played with: Matt Turner , Takehiro Tomiyasu , Rob Holding , Gabriel Magalhães , Kieran Tierney , Fábio Vieira , Albert Sambi Lokonga , Granit Xhaka , Marquinhos , Edward Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli .
Arsenal made 4 changes: K. Tierney for O. Zinchenko (69′), F. Vieira for M. Odegaard (69′), Marquinhos for B. Saka (69′) and E. Nketiah for G. Jesus (78′).
Top player: Marquinhos
The player who no doubt impressed Arsenal the most was Marquinhos.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 37 passes (86% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Europa League