Arsenal’s Premier League lost an unexpected delay, as the Emirates Stadium was visited by twenty thousand Cologne supporters, and the London club, therefore, had moved the opening kick for an hour, due to the overloaded situation at the stadium. The players of the home team took another forty-five minutes to complete the match, yet it was enough for them to win. At the opening goal of the visiting Córdoba, the Cannonists were able to respond to the interventions of Collains, Sánchez and Bellerin after the change of sides.
While a number of home supporters have been discouraged with a belated start, and in many sectors empty seats, Cologne fans have been in the auditorium in abundant numbers, and especially could have been heard since the tenth minute when guests took the lead. It all started with a kick in defense of Arsenal, which David Ospin managed to counsel, but Arsenal goalie shot only a few yards ahead of him, which was swiftly used by Ospin’s compatriot Jhon Cordoba and shoved a good shot of Colombian goalie.
Arsenal has literally shaken the first half, a number of changes in the basic set and a lack of self-confidence after the goal was a hundred hunks from the Cannons. Cologne without much difficulty resisted the successive attacks of the paper favorite and keeper Timo Horn had to liquidate only a few unsigned heads of Olivier Giroud. In a few cases, on the other hand, the guests did not have much to gain, and the half-time score of 1: 0 was even more enjoyable for Arsenal.
In the second half, manager Arsene Wenger decided to change the defeat and, with the arrival of the left stick, Sead Kolašinace instead of Rob Holding, Arsenal crossed the system with four defenders. And it was just a Bosnian representative who settled in just four minutes after taking up the pitch when a hard blow from the Walcott center blocked everything he had in his way.
After an hour of play, Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a great opportunity to finish the turn, but after a pleasant match with Iwobi and Giroud he was in a separate spell, but instead of finishing, he chose the loop with which Timo Horn counseled. But in the 70th minute, goalie Cologne was only collected when Alexis Sánchez took the ball to the left, putting the ball into the middle of the field and a beautiful blow to the far stick.
Eight minutes before the end, the improved home performance was crowned by Héctor Bellerín’s third goal. The Spanish defender arrived in Walcott’s net after a good job of a duo of previous shooters, Colchinace and Sánchez. Arsenal defeated Cologne 3: 1 in spite of a poor performance from the first half of the season and can head Chelsea in the Sunday City Chess derby.