By Harry Sykes

Jack Wilshere made a cameo return to the Arsenal team in their 3-1 Europa League win against Cologne on Thursday night – and fans were delighted to see him back in action.

Goals from Saed Kolasinc, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin secured a group-stage win for the home side in their first match in Europe’s secondary competition since 2000.

In a match that had its starting time delayed until 9.05pm due to thousands of visiting supporters arriving at the ground without tickets and then clashing with stewards inside Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger rang the changes from the team that beat Bournemouth in the Premier League last weekend.

It meant Wilshere was given his first run-out by Arsenal in 13 months as a 68th minute replacement for Alex Iwobi.

The Gunners academy product, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth, was given a warm welcome by supporters, who were impressed with his cameo and claimed he should start Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.

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