Wenger surprised Arsenal-Cologne FC game was played

  • BBC Sport, Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:39 PM
Crowd control problems at the Europa League match between Arsenal and FC Cologne didn't prevent the match from going forward, to the surprise of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The problems triggered by the presence of thousands of FC Cologne fans who showed up in London for the Europa League even though the ticket allocation to the German club was 2,900.

"I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium," Wenger said after the match the Gunners won, 3-1.

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