Kieran Tierney scored his first goal of the season to help Arsenal produce one of the narrow football scores of the midweek action in the Europa League. The team of Mikel Arteta finished the group stage with only eight goals from their six games, despite Tierney’s calm performance right after the quarter-hour mark. The result means that the Gunners are now unbeaten in 14 home games in all competitions, while PSV will now play in a Champions League play-off against a team that placed third. Adrian Guerrero’s goal for Zurich was disallowed for offside.
Bodo/Glimt surpasses Zurich’s performance and places third in Group A. They advance to the Europa Conference League knockout-round play-off, where they will face the competition’s group runner-up. Arteta’s domestic schedule is currently the main topic of discussion. Takehiro Tomiyasu will miss Sunday’s match against Chelsea as a result of a late injury, preventing Arsenal from retaining their lead in the Premier League standings.
Reiss Nelson connected with Ben White down the right before Fabio Vieira’s attempt was saved and kindly fell into Tierney’s path, who struck a precise strike low into the bottom corner following his two goals in the 5-0 triumph over Nottingham Forest. Five minutes later, Vieira set up Eddie Nketiah for his first goal of the season, a 25-yard strike that Yanick Brecher parried to safety. It was the Scottish full-first back’s first goal of the season. Arsenal was on the verge of extending their lead. While Zurich’s comeback win on Matchday 5 against Bodo/Glimt ended a string of 13 games without a victory in all competitions, that success was immediately followed by another defeat last Sunday against Sion. When they touched down in North London, this was the situation.
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