Arsenal and FC Cologne’s official teams have been announced ahead of the second Europa League clash.
The Gunners managed to beat the Bundesliga side 3-1 in September despite going 1-0 behind early in the game.
Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin all found the back of the net in the second half to secure the three points.
Since the first Europa League game of the season, Arsene Wenger’s fielded a combined starting XI of experience mixed with youngsters, and that seems to have worked reasonably well so far.
Arsenal have won all but one of their games, which they drew against Red Star Belgrade at the Emirates.
The Gunners have already automatically qualified for the next round of the competition, so there’s not a huge amount of stress surrounding the match in Cologne. However, after beating Spurs at the weekend, a win would be nice in order to maintain some momentum going into our clash against Burnley on Sunday.
FC Cologne aren’t having the best run in the Bundesliga right now. In fact, they’ve lost their last three matches and are bottom of our Europa League table with just three points. Therefore, they’ve got their pride to play for.
Here’s how each team lines up:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 23, 2017
— 1. FC Cologne (@fckoeln_en) November 23, 2017