Arsenal vs Zurich Highlights

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Tierney thunderbolt sends Gunners into Europa League last-16 and avoid dreaded play-off

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The full-time whistle goes, and Arsenal hang on to go through as winners of Group A! However, the Gunners were far from convincing in their victory, and were distinctly average for large portions of that second half. Tierney’s first-half volley proved to be the winner, but Zurich had numerous chances to at least level the contest. The last 10 or so minutes in particular resembled one-way traffic towards Arsenal’s goal, and Mikel Arteta will know his side need to really improve if they’re to make any sort of a dent in the knockout stages.

As Arsenal’s attack gave way to Zurich’s during the second half, Rob Holding stood tallest at the back for the Gunners to keep the visitors at bay. He completed more passes than any other Arsenal player, while also contesting the most duels, with seven of his 16 in total coming in the air. Defensively, he won the ball six times, including via four tackles, and also made a clearance and interception apiece to ensure Arteta’s men held out for victory.

That 1-0 victory sees Arsenal finish their group stage campaign on top of Group A, two points ahead of PSV, who also triumphed against Bodo/Glimt. The Gunners are therefore straight into the round of 16 beginning in 2023, and avoid an extra two games in the round of 32. Zurich finish bottom of the group, being unable to find that crucial point to overtake Bodo/Glimt, and the Swiss side are out of European competition altogether in 2022-23.

MATCH INFO – Arsenal vs FC Zurich Highlights
Start date: 03 Nov 2022 20:00
Location: London
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Referee: Eric Lambrechts

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