Mikel Arteta has said that he wants to be the one to end Arsenal’s long wait for European silverware, 360vibez gathered.

According to Mirror, Arteta sees the Europa League tie in Zurich as the perfect opportunity for his side to bounce back to winning ways ahead of Everton at home on Sunday

The Gunners last tasted success abroad in the 1993-94 Cup Winners’ Cup, nearly 30 years ago.

But Arteta has taken a strong squad out to Zurich as his men kick off their Europa League campaign.

“That’s a long time and I would like to be the first one to break that negative record,” he said.

“But you have to start somewhere and it’s now. So it’s time to play well and earn the right to win the match.

Defeat at Manchester United last Sunday ended a flawless start to the Premier League season with six wins out of six.

But Arteta sees this tie as the perfect opportunity for his side to bounce back to winning ways ahead of Everton at home on Sunday.

“We don’t have that many players available unfortunately with injuries we picked up in the last two weeks.

Defeat at Manchester United last Sunday ended Arsenal’s perfect start to the Premier League season with five wins.

But Arteta sees this tie as the perfect opportunity for his side to bounce back to winning ways ahead of Everton at home on Sunday.

“This is a competition that we want to take very seriously against an opponent that is going to make life difficult for us,” he added.

“So we want to start the competition in the right way and maintain our momentum.”

Thomas Partey and Mo Elneny both miss the trip to Switzerland, along with Emile Smith Rowe.

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