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The Gunners started their Europa League campaign with a 2-1 win against FC Zurich in Switzerland.

Arsenal have another Brazilian to thank - but not one who had contributed before Thursday night.

Marquinhos, making his debut for the Gunners, scored the opener to help his team begin their Europa League campaign on a positive note. Next to him in celebrations was Gabriel Martinelli, another rising Selecao star. Gabriel Magalhaes, the 24-year-old starting centre-back, and substitute Gabriel Jesus are also part of the proud (and productive) Brazilian contingent.

The 19-year-old Marquinhos was joined on the scoresheet by Eddie Nketiah, as Arsenal earned all three points in their first Group A outing despite a valiant performance from the hosts.

Marquinhos broke the deadlock early, finishing off a wonderful counter-attack to register his first goal for the club.

But Nketiah gave away a penalty on the stroke of half-time, which Mirlind Kryeziu tucked away to make it 1-1.


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