Clearly, the focus this season will be on domestic form after such a strong start to the campaign, though European football offers another avenue for potential glory and silverware.
Should Mikel Arteta lead the club to only their third continental crown as well as push the Premier League’s leading teams all the way, major progress will have been made. First up is a trip to Switzerland this evening.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
FC Zurich vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5.45pm BST kick-off time on Thursday September 8, 2022.
The Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich will host.
Where to watch FC Zurich vs Arsenal
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2, with coverage beginning at 5:15pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action unfold online via the BT Sport app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated live match blog, with Simon Collings in Zurich.
FC Zurich vs Arsenal team news
Arteta has a growing list of injury concerns. Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny are both unavailable, while Emile Smith Rowe is also out along with Reiss Nelson.
Rotation is expected tonight, likely meaning starts for Fabio Vieira, Eddie Nketiah and Matt Turner, among others.
Arteta should name a strong team, with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and captain Martin Odegaard also involved.
“We don’t have that many players available unfortunately because of the injuries we picked in the last few weeks,” said Arteta.
“This is a competition that we want to take very seriously against an opponent that is going to make life difficult for us.
“We want to start the competition in the right way and maintain our momentum.”
FC Zuirch vs Arsenal prediction
Given Arsenal’s impressive form, a comfortable away win looks a safe bet.
Arsenal to win, 2-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The two sides have never previously met in a competitive fixture.