Laurent Koscielny to miss Koln game
The France international was given a straight red card in the Champions League outing against
last season, and his ban has been carried over for the Gunners' Europa League campaign, UEFA.com reveals.
Despite this, Gunners boss
is expected to heavily rotate his squad with the likes of
and Alex Iwobi likely to get a run-out.
is also due to feature following his second-half appearance against
last weekend while young graduate Reiss Nelson could earn his first competitive appearance at right wing-back.
In the absence of Koscielny, Wenger could choose to go with one of Rob Holding or
with the latter having not participated since the Community Shield win over
earlier last month.
face a tough Premier League trip to west London to face
on Sunday, and Wenger will probably rest most of his regular starters due to the short turnaround time between the fixtures.