Seven Arsenal stars to sit out Europa League opener

Seven Arsenal stars to sit out Europa League opener

Arsenal's first match in the competition is against German side Cologne.

But equally, resting his best players is likely the best way to help Arsenal return to the Champions League as they chase a top four finish. They had a hard time too, they lost two games and won several games in the last minutes (against West Ham and Watford). We have the unfavourable timing of Thursday night's Europa League group stage tie coming up this week, only three days before our trip to Stamford Bridge, and we can not afford to get distracted from that.

Arsene Wenger seems set to shake up his side for the Cologne game.

Those seven players all missed Arsenal's training session on Wednesday. Petr Cech, Laurent Koscielny, Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey did not train with the matchday squad despite all being match fit.

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Scroll through the gallery above to see the best pictures from Arsenal's latest training session as seven key first-team players are absent ahead of the Europa League clash with Cologne.

"Sometimes people say "he does this, he does that" but I think in a way, he is a guy who plays with all his passion and all his heart".

Hector Bellerin is confident Arsenal can reproduce Chelsea's success of last season by overcoming a shaky start to the 2017-18 campaign to clinch the Premier League title.

Sanchez could play as he looks to improve his fitness while Wilshere may make his first Arsenal appearance in 383 days following last season's loan spell at Bournemouth.

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