• Gunners take on FC Zurich in Switzerland in Europa League
  • Club have not won trophy on the continent since 1993-94

Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal to end nearly three decades of continental disappointment by winning this season’s Europa League, which they begin in Switzerland against FC Zurich.

Arsenal’s only two European trophies to date are the 1969-70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1993-94 Cup Winners’ Cup. While a return to Thursday night football could be viewed as a distraction given Arteta’s team top the nascent Premier League table, he is hungry to break the hex over the coming eight months.

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