Arsenal v Koln – Probable lineups – Wenger to make changes to the starting XI

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Petr Cech of Arsenal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrate with the trophy following the The FA Community Shield final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal v Koln – Probable lineups – Wenger to make changes to the starting XI

Arsenal will be looking to record back-to-back victories this week when they face Bundesliga side FC Koln in the Europa League.

The encounter takes place at the Emirates stadium while kick-off is scheduled for 20:05 (GMT).

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to make major changes to his starting eleven which defeated Bounemouth on Saturday. Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette, Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Danny Welbeck, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are all expected to be rested ahead of the weekend derby.

Wenger will have one eye on Sunday’s Premier League fixture against London rivals Chelsea.

Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are both ruled out with injuries while Callum Chambers is a doubt due to a groin issue.

FC Koln meanwhile will be without forward Artjoms Rudnevs while Milos Jojic and Marcel Risse are both doubts going into the game.

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Arsenal v Koln probable lineups:

Arsenal probable lineup: Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Mustafi, Walcott, Wilshere, Elneny, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Sanchez, Giroud

FC Koln probable lineup: Horn, Klunter, Sorensen, Heintz, Hector, Hoger, Lehmann, Zoller, Bittencourt, Osako, Cordoba