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Preview: Arsenal v Cologne, key men left out, Nelson starts + predicted score


Arsenal kick off our Europa League group stage campaign when we entertain Cologne at the Emirates this evening.
This is the first time we’ll be playing a Europa League game in 17 years after failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1997.
Understandably, Arsene Wenger hasn’t made the Europa League a priority this season and he’s expected to treat it like a domestic cup competition during the group stages.
With a huge Premier League trip to Chelsea coming up on Sunday lunchtime, it’s no surprise that the boss is going to heavily rotate his team tonight but we should still have a strong enough squad to see-off Cologne.
The German outfit finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season but have started the new campaign poor having lost all three of their games so far so this could be a good time to p...