Wenger Wants UEFA To Investigate Cologne Fans’ Behavior
Arsenal fans would have been expecting great entertainment in their Europa League clash with Cologne at The Emirates Stadium but not the type the got on Thursday.
Goals from substitute - Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin gave the Gunners victory, but this was overshadowed by the incidents before and during the game.
Not only was the game delayed for one hour but Cologne fans appeared to significantly outnumber security staff at The Emirates.
This was after about 17,000 of them managed to obtain tickets for the game which the Gunners won 3-1, despite the club's allocation being just about a sixth of that figure.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger was quite disappointed.
"They have to analyse the facts of what happened," he told reporters.
"They will certainly make an enquiry into seeing what happened for sure.
"They were very clever I don't know how they managed to infiltrate our fans and they got everywhere. They did that very well. I do not know whether they went through Arsenal membership or internet but they did very well.
"Cologne has not played in Europe for 25 years. In the first night they go out they spoil their night and I couldn't understand that, I couldn't get around that.
“Were the problems created by the people who had no tickets? I don't know. Certainly, they had more people here than tickets so that was certainly the cause. I'll leave that to the police. I only had to decide if the game is not played what do we do?"
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