Cologne Fans Bring Spark To Otherwise Nervy Europa League Opener

Image from The Sun It’s not often I get to see Arsenal live, so when my family and I do get hold of tickets, it takes a lot for us to turn that opportunity down. For the first time in my life, walking away on Thursday night seemed a real possibility. There was always going to be extra precaution with rumours of over-crowding or potential stadium trouble, and this was certainly the case in North London on Thursday night. Cologne fans were in the capital to celebrate their first European tie in 20 years, but none of us had really internalised the impact this could have on the match. 20,000 turned up for just 3,000 allocated seats as the travelling fans roamed the streets