3-4-2-1: Nelson starts, no Sanchez: The Arsenal XI that can beat Cologne

Arsenal kick off our Europa League group campaign when we entertain Cologne at the Emirates on Thursday night [still doesn’t feel right saying that]. Here is the team I’d like to see Arsene Wenger select….
Goalkeeper: Ospina
It’s only fair that our No.2 goalkeeper should be given some first team action in the Europa League so I’d go with Ospina tomorrow night.
Defence: Mustafi, Mertesacker, Holding
Koscielny is suspended following his sending off against Bayern Munich last season but he wouldn’t have played anyway while I’d also expect Monreal to be given a breather.
Mertesacker should captain the side in defence and I’d also give Mustafi another run-out as he needs to regain his full confidence. The same can be said for Holding so the young Englishman should make-up the back three.
Midfield: Nel...

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