Why Arsenal CANNOT relax against calamitous Cologne

Koln Arsenal

Koln Arsenal

The injury-plagued striker returns to action in tonight's Europa League clash with Cologne after a two-month groin problem. He only made it into the French team in March, April and May and he became one of the main players at the World Cup. "If you're in and out, you can't be at your best, it is as simple as that".

He said: "Danny has potential to go. Overall I believe that you will see that every single player has a big experience in the Premier League".

His chances of being part of Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup have been badly hurt as a effect, but Wenger was adamant on Wednesday that if he is fit, he will go, and pointed to the example of Emmanuel Petit, who scored in the final for France in 1998 having been a non-entity on the global scene for the better part of the previous year. As a effect of that, the best way to go to the World Cup is not to think, "I have to prepare for the World Cup", it is to do well for club and automatically you are in the national team. They did, however, win the last European tie in some style, beating BATE Borisov 5-2, and that is why I fell we can not relax.

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Undefeated Arsenal visit Cologne having already qualified for the last 32 with two matches to spare and knowing that a point against the side now occupying bottom spot in both Group H and the Bundesliga would be enough to clinch top billing.

"He he is a striker who has a top physical quality, good movement, and a team player as well", Wenger said. The team selections of the Frenchman for these Thursday games so far would beg to differ, although perhaps the fact that the Gunners have already qualified for the next round makes the decision to rest all the usual big name first team players justified. The only thing that really stands out from them was their fans marching through London ahead of the game at the Emirates.

I'm going for them to get a result here though and I'm going to be bold and back Gylfi Sigurdsson to fire them to victory.