Despite the fact that Cologne played exclusively in the domestic arena, the best goal difference eventually allowed Cologne to beat competitors in the fight for the 5th place and he automatically directly got into the group round of the League of Europe.
"For us and for them it's a big game because we are third on the table. we want to close the gap (to both Manchester clubs a point above them) and take points off Arsenal as well".
The visiting masses were celebrating when their team took an early lead through Jhon Cordoba's 40-yard strike and maintained it until half-time, but substitute Sead Kolasinac's volley, Alexis Sanchez's superb curler and Bellerin's 82nd-minute goal saw Arsenal to a 3-1 win. "A few players have had some response to playing two global games like Ozil and Ramsey, so they are rested completely".
Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann has said that Arsene Wenger has destroyed the legacy that he built at Arsenal over the last 20 years by choosing to remain at the club during the past four years. On the first night they go out (to play), they spoil their night.
Security officials kept the stadium closed for more than an hour before letting fans in, with Cologne supporters then occupying most of the Clock End - despite having only been allocated 3,000 tickets for the game.
"They were very clever, " he added.
Arsenal will be investigating, however, to understand how the situation arose and what they can learn from the situation going forward. They now rank dead last through three games, with just one goal scored and a huge seven surrendered.
Arsenal attempted to respond in the rest of the first-half but were unable to do so and will now be hoping that there first Europa League game will not end in tatters.
"Sanchez came alive in the second half", said Wenger.
We will also see our promising youngsters out there for the Gunners, as no one can get enough of Reiss Nelson, the 17-year-old that could be the needed burst of energy that Arsenal can often sorely need.