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Danny Welbeck handed start as Arsenal make 11 changes to face FC Koln

Welbeck handed start as Arsenal make 11 changes to face FC Koln

23/11/2017 at 16:05Updated 23/11/2017 at 17:35

Danny Welbeck returns as Arsene Wenger makes 11 changes to his Arsenal team for the Europa League clash with FC Koln.

Welbeck, who has not played since October 14, will play alongside Jack Wilshere in support of Olivier Giroud as he makes his long-awaited comeback.

The England forward is back after missing the past seven games with a groin injury, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts in midfield and Per Mertesacker captains the Gunners on his return to Germany..

Arsenal top Group H and have already qualified, affording Wenger the luxury of making 11 changes to his team for the clash.

A point tonight will be enough for Wenger's side to seal top spot.

FC Koln: Timo Horn, Sorensen, Maroh, Mere, Klunter, Ozcan, Jojic, Jannes Horn, Cordoba, Osako, Guirassy.

Arsenal: Ospina, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Holding, Chambers, Elneny, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Welbeck, Giroud.

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