Arsenal v Cologne: Europa League LIVE scores, updates and highlights from the Emirates
20:00: Evening folks, I’ve just witnessed an absolute shambles in Italy with Everton being thrashed 3-0 by Atalanta, and apparently there’s another circus unfolding in North London?! I’ll explain the situation.
19:25: “The kick-off of Arsenal v Cologne has been delayed by an hour in the interests of crowd safety,” the Gunners have tweeted.
19:20: Arsenal are saying that the sheer volume of Cologne supporters outside the stadium is preventing home fans getting in. Remember, the Bundesliga side have brought 20,000 with them to London.
19:15: Bad news folks. Tonight’s match at the Emirates has been delayed by an hour because of crowd congestion. That means Arsenal v Cologne will NOT start until 21:05.
Arsenal XI: Ospina, Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Iwobi, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Walcott, Giroud, Sanchez.
Subs: Macey, Wilshere, Mustafi, Reine-Adelaide, Kolasinac, Akpom, Nelson.
Cologne XI: Timo Horn, Klunter, Mere, Heintz, Rausch, Hector, Bittencourt, Hoger, Lehmann, Zoller, Cordoba.
Subs: Kessler, Sorensen, Risse, Jojic, Osako, Guirassy, Jannes Horn.
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernande.