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Vieira, Marquinhos and the other Arsenal stars set for big Europa League opportunity

Arsenal kick-off their Europa League campaign on Thursday night when they take on FC Zurich in Switzerland.

It is the first of six group stage games for the Gunners, with FK Bodø/Glimt and PSV Eindhoven making up the rest of Group A.

Mikel Arteta is expected to rotate his squad heavily during the early stages of the competition as the fixtures begin to come thick and fast.

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Several players who have had to bide their time during the early weeks of the season are set to be given opportunities to impress, such as summer signings Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos and Matt Turner.

Below, GOAL takes a look at some of the players who could benefit most from Arsenal’s Europa League run.