Piers Morgan sends message to Arsenal fans about Jack Wilshere

  • Piers Morgan sends message to Arsenal fans about Jack Wilshere

Piers Morgan sends message to Arsenal fans about Jack Wilshere

Arsene Wenger admits he was planning a date for a rearranged Europa League fixture against Cologne as crowd trouble threatened Thursday's game at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal won 3-1 after a second-half comeback in a game that was postponed one hour because thousands of Cologne fans were preventing Arsenal supporters to getting to the turnstiles.

Arsene Wenger has opted to make several changes from the side which beat Bournemouth comfortably at the weekend as the Chilean worldwide is afforded his first start at the Emirates Stadium this season.

Conte's first game against Arsenal in the league a year ago ended in a humbling 3-0 loss, a scoreline that birthed the now very reliable 3-4-3 formation which prompted a 13-game winning run.

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Arsenal had earlier released a statement to their supporters urging them against selling tickets to FC Koln supporters.

"I'm the coach, my job is the team, my job is football not the fans". Jack Wilshere is also expected to make a return to the first team which could be his last chance to come back into the Arsenal set up.

Jhon Cordoba scored Cologne's only goal.

However, he wants Arsenal to take the competition step by step and not get too far ahead of themselves as the Europa League remains a hard trophy to win.

'For us and for them it's a big game because we are third in the table. "The second half was one-way traffic, it was just a question of time", said Wenger.

"It's a good test because it's a European competition, although we do want to play in the Champions League". He's an exceptional footballer.

"Wednesday night or Thursday night is no different for us, apart from the fact that it's a different competition, but when you play Wednesday-Saturday it's similar to Thursday-Sunday", the Frenchman said this week.

"We did that for 20 years", he said.

And Bellerin continued: "We already had confidence from (Saturday's win over Bournemouth) and this win, and coming back from losing, gives us a boost".