Thousands of Cologne fans brought traffic to a halt in central London in the late afternoon/early evening, as they began their journey to the game. Jack Wilshere also made an appearance for Arsenal in Europe and could be called upon at some point in this game.
Arsenal came from behind after the interval as goals from Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin secured the three points.
Ozil and Ramsey - along with five more first team players - were rested for the Gunners Europa League encounter with FC Koln on Thursday night.
"You must aim to concede less than a goal a game, then that gives you a chance to challenge for the title".
Two FA Cup final goalscorers - Sanchez and Diego Costa - have been subject to speculation of departures but remain, for now.
Deadline day signing Danny Drinkwater suffered a calf injury during training, meaning he'll have to wait until after the next worldwide break before he makes his debut.
The column returned a tidy profit in midweek largely thanks to napping an 11/1 victor in the shape of Liverpool to draw 2-2 with Sevilla in the Champions League.
"The 3,000 tickets issued to Cologne fans was in line with competition rules but it is clear many more visiting fans arrived, causing significant congestion and disturbance outside the stadium before kick-off", it said. He needs time to recover.
The Belgium playmaker, who tore through Arsenal to score a stunning solo goal in February, suffered a broken ankle in June.
"I think Arsenal is one of the six top teams in England they will they have a really good squad to fight for something important, the title for sure", he added.
Elneny played the full 90 minutes and was an integral part of his team's win over the German side as he was involved in Arsenal's first goal build-up play. I think that I trust myself and my idea, in my methods.
Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte (L) and Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gesture during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 6, 2017.
Arsene Wenger has changed formation midway through most of the matches this season leading to questions about whether he prefers three or four at the back.
So happy he has refused to sign a new deal. The 21st anniversary of his appointment comes next month.
"I'd like to say all our thoughts are for the people affected in the incident on the tube", said Conte.
"I want to speak about Chelsea's situation, not Arsenal's".
"When we talk about it, we will be unlucky. They solve their problems, we solve our problems". Air conditioning systems can irritate his throat and he has been taking antibiotics since Thursday to try to address it.