Arsene Wenger has finally handed Alexis Sanchez a start as Arsenal prepare to open their UEFA Europa League account with a win over FC Koln.

Arsene Wenger has made several changes to the side that won at Bournemouth over the weekend – an expected move considering the rigours of Thursday night European football. The Frenchman seems to have gone in with a 3-4-2-1 formation, with David Ospina replacing Petr Cech in goal.

The big news though, is Alexis Sanchez starting the game while Wenger has also opted to hand a start to Ainsley Maitland-Niles, with Olivier Giroud starting upfront for the Gunners.