Arsenal will be back in the European action after the international break, and will face the German side, FC Koln, in a match that won’t be easy at all with the Koln fans atmosphere.
When and where is the match?
When: The match will be on Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 PM BST.
Where: Rhein Energie Stadion
Who will play?
Oliver Giroud didn’t play against Tottenham Hotspurs due to an injury, but he is expected to be back in action tomorrow. On the other hand, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, and David Ospina should all be back in action and playing tomorrow after their absence due to injuries.
We predict the starting Xl to be as follows:
Goalkeeper: David Ospina
Defenders: Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Per Mertesacker
Midfielders: Reiss Nelson, Willock, Mohammed Elnenny, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Forward: Walcott (captain), Wilshere, and Giroud
Welbeck should be able to play tomorrow, maybe not as a starter, but as a sub in the second half to get back his form and sharpness after his injury.
Maybe on papers, the match is pretty easy, but in reality and on the pitch it’s not. Any win for Arsenal will be a great achievement due to Koln’s atmosphere and fans and support. Last time Arsenal played against Koln, they needed some senior experience from Kolasinac and Sanchez to be able to secure a win.
We expect Arsenal to win by one goal difference. We expect a 2-1 win.
Last time Arsenal faced Koln, the match was delayed for over an hour due to some rage by Koln fans.