There is a long way to go until the latter rounds of this season's edition of the Europa League, but if Arsenal should find themselves in a similar position next spring it may be worth Wenger following the lead of his arch-nemesis. Jose Mourinho took a risk in placing all his eggs in the Europa League basket past year and was ultimately rewarded as his Manchester United team beat Ajax in the final, booked a spot in the Champions League group stage and added another item to the club's trophy cabinet.
The French worldwide has has scored 99 goal across all competitions and is hoping to reach his number 100 for the club, during his side's Europa League group stage match against FC Koln at North London on Thuesday.
Cologne head into the contest bottom of the Bundesliga and without a point having lost all of their opening three league outings.More news: Edith Windsor, who helped end gay marriage ban, dies at 88
"Look at how Chelsea began last season and how they ended up winning the title", Bellerin recalled. Vice-captain Jonas Hector is entering his sixth season with the side, and he remains one of their most reliable performers.
Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the game and be rested with Chelsea at the weekend in mind. "He has shown that he is a very risky player and he makes those around him better", he said. The archetypal modern Arsenal player, a quick, technically proficient and creative player does not jive with the sort of player that has traditionally come out of England: tough, strong and tireless characters who make up for a relative lack of technical prowess with sheer work rate and determination.
His injury means there could be a chance that Jack Wilshere features against Koln.More news: Fans still get plenty of fireworks at UFC 215
"I held direct talks with Jack Wilshere, he said".
On Giroud, who is one goal away from scoring 100 for Arsenal, the manager added: "I don't want him to feel uneasy. He has been injured at the start of the season from last season so he was a bit behind the other players but now he is getting better and better". Rob Holding and Alex Iwobi will be in the frame, whilst the ever impressive Reiss Nelson should be in the squad.More news: Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state