Cologne devise cheeky plan to thwart Arsenal on Thursday

Arsenal star hits out at rival clubs who spend ‘£200m on transfers

Arsenal star hits out at rival clubs who spend ‘£200m on transfers

Wenger, who has suggested he may rest key players in Europa League matches, will have to take a call on fielding striker Alexis Sanchez against the German side on Thursday.

He said; "It was a good start, a ideal start for us".

Bellerin, however, believes there are good reasons to be optimistic after the Gunners put those setbacks behind them in securing a convincing 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday (9 September).

The Spanish starlet also believes it is way too early in the season to be writing off anyone's chances.

In European competition proper, Cologne's last win over English opponents was in December 1976, beating a QPR side featuring Frank McLintock in the UEFA Cup.

"This is a different competition and we want to win every competition we play in, but we don't calculate that this is the best way to the Champions League qualification". Then, they won 13 consecutive games and eventually won the Premier League.

If Arsenal fail to perform, Wenger will not be blaming the Cologne game - for which Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will be rested - as he feels there is enough time to recover.

So @_OlivierGiroud_, how does it feel to be one away from Arsenal goals? They had a hard time too, they lost two games and won several games in the last minutes (against West Ham and Watford).

"[The] Europa League is a very important competition for us".

The photos confirmed that youngsters including Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson were in the senior squad for this season, whilst eyebrows were raised with the inclusion of Mathieu Debuchy- a player who has not featured for the Gunners for a long time.

"On the injury front we have no big problems, a few players have some response to the fact they played two worldwide games like Ozil and Ramsey, who are rested completely".

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