LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's newcomers made an immediate impact as they opened the English Premier League by beating host Crystal Palace 2-0 on Friday.
Left back Oleksandr Zinchenko set up the opening goal in the first half while striker Gabriel Jesus created a number of chances and defender William Saliba put in a near-flawless performance in his first start for Arsenal.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
Arsenal is playing in the the Friday night Premier League opener for the second straight year and will be hoping for a better start to the campaign than it had last season, when it lost 2-0 at newcomer Brentford.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal left back Nuno Tavares has joined French club Marseille on a season-long loan, the Premier League team said Saturday.
The 22-year-old Tavares moved to Arsenal from Benfica last summer and made 28 appearances in all competitions for the north London club.
LONDON (AP) — Oleksandr Zinchenko became the second player to leave Manchester City to join Arsenal in this offseason after signing for a reported fee of 30 million pounds ($36 million) on Friday.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, who was assistant coach at City from 2016-19, has already signed Gabriel Jesus from his former club.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukrainian soccer star Oleksandr Zinchenko couldn't hold back the tears as he tried to explain what it means to represent his country's national team at this moment, with a spot at the World Cup within reach.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Ukrainian flag Oleksandr Zinchenko used to wipe away the tears also inspired Manchester City’s Premier League title winner.
As Zinchenko paraded around the field with the trophy, the yellow-and-blue colors of his homeland were wrapped around him.
In a stadium in northwest England, two Ukrainian footballers on opposite teams embrace prior to kickoff, before being brought to tears as teammates line up for a match wearing tops displaying the Ukraine flag and the message: “No War.”
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
Christian Eriksen is expected to make his Brentford debut eight months after the Denmark international’s cardiac arrest at the European Championship.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko will be available for their game at Everton on Saturday despite the Ukraine international's concerns for his home country.
The 25-year-old Zinchenko attended a demonstration in Manchester on Thursday night after Russia invaded Ukraine.
PARIS (AP) — Second-half goals from midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko and forward Artem Dovbyk gave Ukraine a 2-0 win at Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday and sent it to the World Cup playoffs in second place behind runway group winner France.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukraine had reached the round of 16 at the European Championship with two losses and the worst record of the advancing teams.
And now the quarterfinals, too.
Ukraine eliminated previously unbeaten Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday with a goal in stoppage time at the end of extra time from a player who was left on the bench for the entire group stage.
To see what talent and hard work can achieve, Ukraine's players need only to look at their coach.
AC Milan great Andriy Shevchenko is heading into his first major tournament as head coach after five years in charge.
Watching John Stones make defensive mistakes while playing for England in the Nations League finals in June, Port Vale striker Tom Pope took to Twitter to say he’d “love to play … every week” against the Manchester City center back...