Arsenal vs. FC Koln: Europa League – Match Preview

Arsenal start their Europa League campaign off against the German outfit FC Koln at the Emirates on Thursday.

The Gunners will hope a 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth on Saturday will help kick start their league campaign.

Danny Welbeck scored twice, with record signing Alexandre Lacazette also finding the net in a comfortable win.

FC Koln have made a poor start to the Bundesliga season, losing all three matches and were easily beaten by Augsburg on the weekend.

A hat-trick from Alfred Finnbogason has left FC Koln bottom of the German league at this early stage of the season.

Team news
Arsenal are expected to make numerous changes with more than one eye on the Chelsea fixture on Sunday.

The likes of David Ospina, Per Mertesacker, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud could be in line for starts.

There is some reports that Jack Wilshere could make a surprise appearance.

Frederik Sörensen is big doubt for the visitors having gone off injured on the weekend.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (3-4-3): Ospina; Mertesacker, Holding, Mustafi; Bellerin, Elneny, Wilshere, Kolasinac; Walcott, Giroud, Iwobi
FC Koln (4-4-2): Horn; Klunter, Heitz, Mere, Hector; Zoller, Lehmann, Hoger, Bittencourt; Osako, Cordoba

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (2/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 3-0 (17/2 with Betfair)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alex Iwobi (10/3 with Paddy Power)

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