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Arsenal starlet Marquinhos matched a long-standing club record vs Zurich

The Brazilian enjoyed a debut to remember on Thursday


Arsenal star Marquinhos etched his name into the history books of the club on Thursday night, owing to his exploits during the club’s latest outing.

Mikel Arteta’s troops, of course, were back in action a little over 24 hours ago.

Fresh off a first defeat of the campaign at the hands of Manchester United last time out, the Gunners kicked their European endeavours for the season into gear, eyeing a bounce-back result in Switzerland up against FC Zurich.

And, when all was said and done, return to winning ways is precisely what the evening’s visitors managed.

Strikes on the part of attacking pair Marquinhos and Eddie Nketiah ultimately proved enough to guide Arsenal to the right side of a 2-1 scoreline, to take an early place atop the Europa League Group A standings.

And, as alluded to above, in the process of finding the net on Thursday, the former of this pair secured for himself a noteworthy piece of history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, Brazilian prodigy Marquinhos, who also bagged an assist for himself versus Zurich, has become the first player since all the way back in 1981 to find the net after being afforded his Arsenal debut in European competition:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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