Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of Arsenal’s first match in the Europa League and we can expect some changes from the side which beat AFC Bournemouth on Saturday (via Arsenal.com).
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Arsenal v FC Köln
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Thu 14 Sep 20:05
Arsenal’s first match in the Europa League is almost upon us. The Gunners are set to play European football on a Thursday and Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash.
“On the injury front, we have no big problem,” Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.
“A few players have a response to the fact they played two games in the international break Mesut Özil, Aaron Ramsey are rested completely. The injury situation is not too bad.”
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Wenger was also asked about Francis Coquelin who limped out of the match against Bournemouth, leaving the Gunners with 10 men.
“Coquelin is out for three weeks,” Wenger confirmed ahead of the clash with FC Köln.
It will feel very new for Arsenal on Thursday night when they take to the field in the Europa League. FC Koln are the first opponents in what will be a tricky tie for the Gunners. It seems that Arsene Wenger will play a slightly weakened side with squad players coming into the team. Let’s hope it will be enough.