Arteta could start exciting Arsenal talent likened to Alexis Sanchez tonight, Zurich beware - TBR View
Arsenal get their Europa League campaign up and running this evening against FC Zurich.
The Gunners will be eager to hit the ground running in Europe and bounce back from their first defeat of the season.
Arsenal remain top of the Premier League table, but lost to Manchester United at the weekend.
With a quick turnaround – the Gunners face Everton on Sunday – Mikel Arteta will likely make some changes.
And one potentially exciting switch for Arsenal could see Marquinhos out on the right wing.
The 19-year-old was the Gunners’ first signing of the summer, joining from Sao Paulo for £3million.
He arrived at Arsenal as one for the future and wasn’t expected to be thrown in at the deep end.
Nonetheless, Marquinhos has really impressed so far in the Gunners youth setup and in training.
And surely it won’t be long before his debut arrives – perhaps even this evening.
The Gunners boss recently said, per Arsenal.com: “I’m very happy with him.
“He has adapted very well and he’s a really likeable figure in the dressing room and around Colney.
“His language is not great yet but I think his physicality has been pretty exceptional.
“For someone who has come from Brazil and has a different way to train and play, but he’s done it.
“I think he’s got the qualities for how we want to play.
“We will keep him here for another few months and make sure that he establishes himself at the club and in the team.
“Afterwards, we’ll see what the best movement is for his career.”
The Europa League will no doubt present Arteta with a great opportunity to check out some of his up-and-coming stars.
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