FC Köln vs. Arsenal: match thread

WARSAW, POLAND - JUNE 28: Lukas Podolski (L) of Germany and Federico Balzaretti of Italy during the UEFA EURO 2012 semi final match between Germany and Italy at the National Stadium on June 28, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

FC Köln vs. Arsenal
Kickoff: 11 AM EST, Sunday, August 12
RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne
TV: Arsenal Player (subscription)

Arsenal play what is to be their last preseason match of the year against Lukas Podolski's former team, 1. FC Köln, who have been relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing 17th last season. it will be the first appearance in an Arsenal kit for Santi Cazorla, Podolski, and Olivier Giroud, and with Sunderland less than a week away, it cannot come soon enough.

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Arsenal lineup (first half): Mannone; Yennaris - Mert - Vermaelen - Gibbs; Coq - Ox - Cazorla; Podolski - Giroud - Walcott.

Enjoy the match!

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