Arsene Wenger has named his side for Arsenal’s first ever match in the Europa League and there are big changes to the starting lineup.
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Match: Arsenal v FC Köln
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 14 Sep 20:05
Arsene Wenger has elected to ring the changes to his starting lineup. David Ospina starts in goal behind a much-changed defence. Mustafi remains but Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding come in.
Mohamed Elneny and Jack Wilshere start in midfield together for the first time with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Nacho Monreal in the full-back positions.
The big story is up front with Alexis Sanchez getting a place in the starting lineup. He will start alongside Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott up front.
GK) David Ospina
RCB) Nacho Monreal
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CB) Per Mertesacker
LCB) Rob Holding
RWB) Hector Bellerin
CM) Alex Iwobi
CM) Mohamed Elneny
LWB) Ainsley Maitland-Niles
RAM) Theo Walcott
LAM) Alexis Sanchez
ST) Olivier Giroud
Subs: Macey, Kolasinac, Mustafi, Reine-Adelaide, Wilshere, Nelson, Akpom
Subs: Kessler, Sorenson, Riise, Jojic, Osaka, Guirassy, J.K. Horn