Arsenal vs. Cologne Live stream details, TV channel information and more ahead of Europa League 2017, live update, what TV Channel, TV Schedule, Online stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview and more info, Time: at 8:05pm /20.00 BST. on Thursday September.
Having finished outside the top four last season, Arsenal will be playing Europa League football for the first time in 20 years under Arsene Wenger when they take on Cologne on Thursday night.
Arsenal go into the game on the back of a comfortable 3-0 home win against Bournemouth which will have raised some spirits after an embarrassing 4-0 humbling at Anfield and a frustrating Transfer Deadline Day.The Gunners are favourites to win Group H, in which they are accompanied by BATE Borisov, Cologne and Crvena Zvezda.
The Gunners laboured to a fifth-placed Premier League finish last season, meaning that Wenger and his squad are missing out on Champions League football for the first time since 1997-98.
While restoring their domestic fortunes may be the key aim this season, Arsenal will be keenly aware that success in the second-tier competition offers a path to Champions League redemption with Manchester United back at the top table after winning last year’s Europa League trophy.
Despite wanting to maintain a run of form, Arsene Wenger is expected to make changes and give some of his fringe players the opportunity to impress, with the likes of Jack Wilshere in contention to play in the Arsenal jersey for the first time in 13 months.The Gunners’ opponents sit rock-bottom of the Bundesliga table after suffering three defeats in as many games, conceding seven goals and scoring just the once.