Arsenal Coach, Arsene Wenger is putting premium on the London derby against Chelsea this weekend in the Premier League, than Thursday's Europa League clash against German side FC Koln.

It is in this light that the French Coach has opted to rest as much as seven first team players for the Europa League clash.

It is understood that the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette were among the seven players that will be rested.

Also, goalkeeper Petr Cech, defender Laurent Koscielny, midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Granti Xhaka, as well as goalscorer Danny Welbeck are all being considered to sit out Thursday's game.

In this light, David Ospina, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud are all in good stead to make their first competitive starts of the season for the Gunners.

Despite Arsenal looking deplete for the Koln clash, Giroud said that the club will do everything they can to win a European trophy despite the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League.

"Trust me, we've got a very good team on paper tomorrow (Thursday)," Giroud said. "We are very focused on this Europa League, we want to go and win it, we are very ambitious and I am looking forward to the game tomorrow."

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