The Europa League is back - and so are Arsenal in Europe!

All the matches in the 2022/23 competition, from the group stage to the final, will be exclusively live on BT Sport.

The Gunners agonisingly missed out on Champions League football last season after a poor end to the campaign.

However, the silver lining is that they're back playing on the continent and have started this term impressively, winning five from six in the Premier League to sit top of the table despite their 100% record ending at Old Trafford on Sunday, with new signing Gabriel Jesus already earning himself idol status.

FC Zurich stand in the way of Mikel Arteta's men on Matchday 1. The Swiss outfit won their country's top flight - the Swiss Super League - for the first time in 13 years last season.

However, after victorious manager Andre Breitenreiter decided to join Hoffenheim this summer, his successor, former Austria boss Franco Foda, has found the going incredibly tough, with his new side picking up just two points from their first seven games, although they did knock out Hearts in the play-off round to reach this stage of Europe's second-tier competition. 

Could Thursday night represent a turning point in their season, or will Arsenal continue to excel as they pursue silverware?

When is Zurich vs Arsenal?

Our coverage from Stadion Letzigrund gets underway at 5.15pm (KO 5.45pm) on Thursday 8 September, live on BT Sport 2. 

The match is also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on More details about how to watch are below. 

How to watch Zurich vs Arsenal on your mobile

Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway. 

With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline and multi-camera functionality, the app truly offers the most immersive viewing experience possible. 

It's available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets, and offers far more than just live streaming options. 

How to live stream Zurich vs Arsenal on your laptop or TV

Zurich vs Arsenal is available to live stream here!

Follow the link above or access the live stream via the homepage when our broadcast starts at 5.15pm. 

With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.

If you're at home, you can watch all the action on BT Sport 2 via BT TV or the BT Sport large-screen app, which is available on most smart televisions.*

*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage.

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Zurich vs Arsenal predicted team news

Zurich (3-4-1-2): Brecher; Kamberi, Kryezlu, Aliti; Boranijasevic, Hornschuh, Selnaes, Guerrero; Avdijaj; Tosin, Rohner. 

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus. 

Zurich vs Arsenal preview

Mikel Arteta will have only been disappointed by the result against Manchester United. 

The result was bright and threatening, and could have been better had Bukayo Saka's clinical finish counted following Gabriel Martinelli's inch-perfect through-ball. 

Fabio Vieira's impressive cameo at Old Trafford may persuade Arteta to start the £34m signing from the start at Stadion Letzigrund. 

Arsenal have been known to experiment in the group stage of the Europa League with young players and although it's hard to say if any will be given the nod from the start in the Swiss capital, Brazilian teenage winger Marquinhos could well feature, having been an unused sub against both Fulham and the Red Devils. 

Meanwhile, the Gunners' hosts on Thursday are in disarray after their latest defeat, which sees them sit second-from-bottom and only off the foot of the table on goal difference. 

Manager Franco Foda has struggled to replace the goals of last season's top scorer Assan Ceesay, who has joined Lecce, while the former Austria boss is reeling from the loss late of the transfer window of teenage sensation Wilfried Gnonto to Leeds. 

Arsenal's result at United was no reason to be concerned. Defeat to this Zurich side however would raise far more eyebrows. 

What if I can't watch the game live?

No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.

There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.

What other live football does BT Sport show?

The Premier League campaign gets off to a flyer on BT Sport with viewers set to be treated to 17 games exclusively live over the opening eight gameweeks of the season.

We're also broadcasting all of this season's Champions League plus every single Europa League match.

There's also action from the continent with Ligue 1 as well as the best of the Serie A and Coppa Italia.

For full details of BT Sport's upcoming live football schedule, check out our What's on BT Sport page.

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