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​Koln skipper Lehmann confident in an upset over 'big favourites' Arsenal

Cologne skipper Matthias Lehmann admits that his side are huge underdogs in their Europa League opener at Arsenal, but he is confident that they can nick a win at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are expected to rest a number of key players for the game against the Bundesliga game as they have a crucial league game at Chelsea on Sunday.

"We really look forward to the challenge, it is independent to the Bundesliga. We want to enjoy the game and show passion in the game," he said.

"We are definitely not the favourite, they have a big squad and top players and there will be other top players who start.

"Arsenal are of course the big favourites but we believe in ourselves, it is a highlight and we will see what their line-up is tomorrow but it doesn't really matter."

Vyom Chaudhary
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