Arsenal vs Koln Team News: Wenger to give youngsters a chance

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Arsenal vs Koln: Arsenal have all but secured their position for the next round in the Europa League.

Reiss Nelson

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They head to the West Germany to take on a struggling Koln, fresh from a defeat in the Bundesliga over the weekend.
The Gunners have a five points lead in the group, with some impressive performances on show.
They started the campaign off at the Emirates Stadium producing  a 3-1 victory in which both their fullbacks were on the score-sheet.
They built on their first win to enjoy an unbeaten run so far, with three wins and a draw.
Arsene Wenger was on huge pressure at the start of the season, but things seem to cool down with recent wins. The Gunners are on a high at the moment after winning spectacularly against Tottenham in the weekend.
However, the fixture means much more to a Koln side who could find themselves in the second spot provided they produce a victory over the North London side.
The Billy Goats stand in the bottom position as of the moment but gave themselves a  chance by putting 5 goals past FC BATE in their previous fixture. However, their late surge could not be enough for them after suffering three defeats in their first three.
Team News:
Arsene Wenger could be without Oliver Giroud and Theo Walcott who failed to feature against Spurs.
Wenger has given chances to the youth in the competition and is likely to continue to give the likes of Reiss Nelson, Jack Wilshere and Chris Willock a start.
Vice-captain Jonas Hector will not feature for Colonge after suffering from a knee problem.

Expected Lineups:

Koln: T. Horn, Klunter, Maroh, Sorensen, Rausch, Jojic, Lehmann ,Clemens, Bittencourt, Cordoba, Guirassy.
Arsenal: Ospina, Debuchy, Mertesacker , Holding ,Nelson, Willock, Elneny, Maitland,Niles, Wilshere, Nketiah.

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