Arsenal even without winning the English championship for a long time, is a regular presence in the Champions league and usually always pass the group stage.
With great surprise this year they are in the Europa League and it is a competition that has to be looked at seriously and with ambition by the Arsene Wenger team that needs a lot of titles.
This year they won the English Super Cup to Chelsea and even won the first game of the league, but then lost 2 Premier League games that increased the dispute over Wenger.
Last weekend they returned home victories and it was an opportune moment because now it follows European commitment.
Cologne They made a good championship last year, played good football and got European place. This year the team has not yet met and in 3 games total 3 defeats.
The football of this team has little connection, many defensive errors, too many conceded goals and the attack has lacked some objectivity.
They are not in a good moment and this trip to London to face Arsenal certainly does not come at the best time.
The Colony is the second big favorite to spend in this group, but with the Red Star and Bate may have difficulties if the quality of game does not improve.
Prognosis Arsenal vs Cologne:
I foresee a good display of Arsenal on this return to the Europa League. I think they have all the conditions to win this cologne that is in a less good phase and that in London it should have few arguments for Arsenal that should present its best team with only one or other punctual modification.
The Arsenal in this group is favorite, surely they want to finish in 1st place and this is game to win. I expect an Arsenal trying to follow up the 3-0 win at home and there is a good German opponent here to win again and convince.