Arsenal to top Europa League group despite defeat in Cologne

Arsenal fell to defeat at Cologne on Thursday night but will still progress into the knockout stages of the Europa League as Group H winners.

An uninspiring evening at the impressive RheinEnergieStadion saw Bundesliga’s bottom club secure a 1-0 win through Sehrou Guirassy’s second-half penalty to keep their own qualification hopes alive.

On the back of a morale-boosting victory over north London neighbours Tottenham at the weekend, Arsene Wenger’s second-string could not maintain the feel-good factor.

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