Cologne have been fined £53,000 by UEFA for the crowd trouble caused at the Emirates Stadium, while Arsenal escaped punishment.

The incident occurred in September when Arsenal played Cologne for their first group stage match in the Europa League.

Over 10,000 Cologne travelled to the game and caused congestion in and outside of the stadium.

Having gone well over their allocation, their fans forced their way into the family enclosure next to the away section of the ground, while many more sat amongst the Arsenal supporters.

UEFA have now concluded their investigation and have fined the Bundesliga club £53,000.

They’ve also banned them from selling tickets to their fans for their next European away game, though this won’t come into effect for another two years.

Arsenal were charged with blocking the stairways in the away section, but UEFA have decided not to take any further action.

The crowd trouble saw the game’s kick-off delayed by an hour.

Despite that, Arsenal managed to win the game 3-1 thanks to goals from Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin.

There were no further incidents during or after the game.

It was Cologne’s first European game in several years, and the excitement evidently got the better of their supporters.

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