English Premier League leaders Arsenal are all set to kick start their Europa League season away at Swiss champions Zurich.
The hosts failed to make it through Champions League qualifying and ended up in the Europa League.
While Arsenal earned automatic qualification into the competition by virtue of finishing 5th in the EPL last season.
The 13-time Swiss champions bowed out at the group stage in each of the 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2016-17 editions.
Zurich are without a win from seven games in the new domestic season and have suffered three consecutive home defeats.
This marks the 5th straight season that Arsenal have not made the cut to play with the big boys in the Champions League.
The Gunners will be confident due to their 100% success rate from previous games against Swiss teams – six wins from six.
What time does Zurich vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 7:45pm Kenyan time at Letzigrund Stadion.
Zurich vs Arsenal team news
Ilan Sauter and Bogdan Viunnyk are the main injury concerns for the home team.
Aiyegun Tosin will therefore have the task to lead the attacking line for Zurich, supported by Fabian Rohner.
Emile Smith-Rowe was injured ahead of the weekend match against Man United and joins Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey on the sidelines.
Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding and Fabio Vieira are looking to be handed spots in the starting XI.
Zurich vs Arsenal head to head
Thursday night’s game will mark the first ever meeting between these two teams.
Zurich vs Arsenal current form
The home team have lost back to back games coming into this encounter but won the previous three before that.
The Gunners lost 3-1 to Man United over the weekend, halting their winning streak.
Zurich vs Arsenal prediction
The visitors are looking dangerous this season and are expected to win on the night.