Five people have been arrested following crowd trouble at Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Cologne on Thursday night, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger expecting UEFA to launch an investigation into the disturbances.
Kick-off was delayed for one hour after 17,000 fans of the German club arrived in north London without tickets. Arsenal went on to win the Group H clash 3-1.
Cologne had been allocated just 3,000 tickets for the game, with many more gathered outside the Emirates preventing home supporters from gaining entrance through turnstiles.
A police statement issued after the game said: “No reports of any significant incidents. Five people have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences.