Arsenal Secure Top Spot in Europa League Group H Despite Loss to FC Cologne

Arsenal wrapped up first place in Group H of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League despite losing 1-0 to Cologne on Thursday evening.   Sehrou Guirassy won a penalty for the German hosts around the hour mark and stepped up to slot home the spot kick, moving the Bundesliga outfit off the bottom of Group H and up to a tied for second in points. Gunners manager Arsene Wenger fielded a more experienced lineup, and despite the loss, BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade's draw in Belarus me

Arsenal wrapped up first place in Group H of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League despite losing 1-0 to Cologne on Thursday evening.  

Sehrou Guirassy won a penalty for the German hosts around the hour mark and stepped up to slot home the spot kick, moving the Bundesliga outfit off the bottom of Group H and up to a tied for second in points.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger fielded a more experienced lineup, and despite the loss, BATE Borisov and Red Star Belgrade's draw in Belarus means they can't be caught at the Group H summit.

          

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