For their fifth Europa League group stage game, Arsenal travel to Köln. The Gunners faced the Billy Goats back in September amid crowd control problems at the Emirates, and won that match 3-1.
Arsenal have already secured their place in the knockout rounds, and they can win the group today with either a win or a draw. For Köln, however, this is a must-win game—anything less than three points, and they’ll miss out on the next stage of the competition.
Theo Walcott is out with an illness, but Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck are both available, coming back from a knee injury and a hamstring injury, respectively. Köln will be missing a few of their regular starters and a handful of substitutes.
WHAT: FC Köln vs. Arsenal
WHEN: Thursday, November 3, 2017, 10 AM PST | 1 PM EST | 7 PM BST
WHERE: RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany
US TV: Fox Sports 1
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How we line up for tonight’s clash with @fckoeln... #COLvAFC pic.twitter.com/pz95afRnB5— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 23, 2017
Mit drei Stürmern geht's in das Spiel gegen @Arsenal. Zunächst auf der #effzeh-Bank: Kessler (ETW), Olkowski, Risa, Lehmann, Rausch, Nartey, Bissek— 1. FC Köln (@fckoeln) November 23, 2017
___#KOEAFC #ReturnoftheGOAT pic.twitter.com/OmRmn1oW8B