Wenger surprised Arsenal-Cologne game went ahead after crowd trouble

Arsenal v Cologne

Arsene Wenger was surprised Arsenal’s Europa League game went ahead after crowd problems caused by ticketless Cologne fans delayed kick-off.

About 20,000 away supporters turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation of 2,900.

After Thursday’s 3-1 win, Gunners boss Wenger said: “I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images.”

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