Europa League: Four arrests as Arsenal FC match delayed amid crowd disorder

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Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi was on from the start for Arsenal as they began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a 3-1 victory over German club Cologne on Thursday night.

"The match between Arsenal and Koln will be delayed for a minimum of one hour in the interests of crowd safety", European soccer's governing body, the competition organisers, said. "I think our supporters dealt well with the delay".

'Obviously we want to close the gap (to Manchester United and Manchester City) and take points off Arsenal as well'. "Do we play next week?"

Whilst speaking to German website Sports Buzzer, Hamann was very critical of Wenger and said, "Arsenal have been in a downward spiral for the past couple of years".

"It was all kind of speculation that we had to analyse".

The kick-off was then put back, after which skirmishes between fans and stewards took place, while many had entered the ground into the home end, climbing barriers to get into the away section. On the first night they go out (to play), they spoil their night.

The North London side were due to be facing FC Koln of Germany at the Emirates Stadium but trouble, seemingly due to additional away supporters trying to get into the crowd, has pushed the start back by an hour.

"Yes, they are known for their very passionate support".

Cologne coach Peter Stoger refused to answer questions on the actions of his club's supporters: "I have no comment about the fans", he said.

For all of the time Arsenal and Cologne have met each other twice.

"I'm delighted for Jhon Cordoba, to score such a nice goal here".

The lead was extended in the 81st minute when Hector Bellerin swept home from six-yards out after Theo Walcott's initial strike was saved.

A Met Police spokesman said: "At around 15:00hrs on Thursday, 14 September a large group of football fans gathered in Oxford Street, W1".

"Kolasinac makes quick decisions, he's strong in the tackle and quick going forward".

"When he had more support on the flanks from Kolasniac he became more risky". "I hope we can lift the trophy this season". They now rank dead last through three games, with just one goal scored and a huge seven surrendered.

"I think in the second half, he became alive".