The best jokes as FC Köln fans storm the Emirates for Europa League clash

Arrival of 20,000 Germans delays kick-off by an hour.

This FC Köln fan may have been at Arsenal
Looks like trouble… (Image: Marco Verch)

These were the best jokes as 20,000 FC Köln fans descended on Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, despite the German side only having a 3,000 allocation.

Kick-off was delayed by an hour as the Gunners’ opening Europa League fixture was marred by ugly scenes outside the ground, with many away supporters attempting to sneak in.

Despite going in 0-1 down at half time, Arsenal eventually triumphed 3-1 thanks to goals from Sead Kolašinac, Alexis Sánchez and Héctor Bellerín.

But the main talking point was the hordes of FC Köln fans whose behaviour almost led to the fixture getting called off.

At least there were these jokes:

#Arsenal fans turning up at the Emirates pic.twitter.com/c6qi0yYtzn

— This is Millwall (@ThisIsMillwall) September 14, 2017

Turns out the solution to the Emirates' atmosphere problems is to simply get the away fans drunk and allow them a 75% allocation.

— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 14, 2017

Hearing reports the Arsenal players have been told to change in the opposite dressing room at The Emirates as they are now the away side 😂

— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) September 14, 2017

#AFCvCOL Arsenal game delayed 1 hour as Koln fans broke into Emirates and put towels on 60,000 seats

— Paul (@jamandflippers2) September 14, 2017

Really ugly scenes at the Emirates, shocking. pic.twitter.com/4O43yW6U9O

— Sam (@_SamAlex) September 14, 2017

"Number of Cologne fans trying to get in to the Emirates is now estimated to be around 350,000" – Diane Abbott

— Craig Timbrell (@Timbrell_AFC) September 14, 2017

Me and my firm have held Trullo. Fought off the Köln fans with an ox shin Ragu. #firm

— Tayo3000 (@DJTayo) September 14, 2017

Live scenes from the emirates as wenger has decided enough is enough! More to follow. pic.twitter.com/TLS8VV6aoR

— Ben (@BNZSY) September 14, 2017

Tonight's Emirates attendance: 752,937,927.

— FK³ (@fkhanage) September 14, 2017

How long till Arsenal fans start marking themselves as safe on Facebook?

— Warren Thorne (@Thornickle) September 14, 2017

Is there a pub near The Emirates with a big screen that can cater for a 17,000 group booking this evening?

— Danny Last (@DannyLast) September 14, 2017

Cologne fans wearing Arsenal shirts to sneak into the Emirates. Something Theo Walcott has been doing successfully for over a decade.

— Mozárt (@afcMozart) September 14, 2017

"We are LIVE at the Emirates where the Köln fans are out of control — wait, what's this!

It's, it's, BY GOD IT'S THE ARSENAL FAN TV CREW!" pic.twitter.com/AQerBawfeb

— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) September 14, 2017

Arsenal fans at work tomorrow talking about how they squared up to FC Koln fans to defend the Emirates. pic.twitter.com/5rE3QM7vZ6

— David Brent Movie (@DavidBrentMovie) September 14, 2017

Hearing reports that Chris Sutton's voice is being played on the tannoy at The Emirates in an attempt to disperse the Koln fans.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 14, 2017

Hearing that Benjamin Netanyahu is stopping essential aid from getting to Arsenal fans in Occupied Emirates

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) September 14, 2017

Stan collymore has arrived at The Emirates screaming JOURNALISTE JOURNALISTE

— sam (@afcsam_) September 14, 2017

That Kolasinac goal has really silenced the crowd at The Emirates.

— Coral (@Coral) September 14, 2017

Live scenes from the Emirates tonight #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/Q0jX3yAqaE

— GK (@GeorgeKane5) September 14, 2017

The Emirates stadium on Wikipedia 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eUTEM01PI6

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 14, 2017

Podolski had arrived at the Emirates with a fishing rod and some chicken

— NW3Gooner (@NW3Gooner) September 14, 2017

Spot the Arsenal fan. pic.twitter.com/Om9AxPuo96

— David (@lfcmaestro23) September 14, 2017

Trying to spot an arsenal fan in the crowd pic.twitter.com/0jl4OY44XE

— RJ (@EffectOfVilla) September 14, 2017

Köln fans making a tonne of noise here. Arsenal fans must be furious they can't watch the match in the usual peace and quiet.

— SportsJOE (@SportsJOE_UK) September 14, 2017

Kolasinac the super sub equalises!!!!

The 12 Arsenal fans go wild!

— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) September 14, 2017

Important away goal for Arsenal

— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) September 14, 2017

Arsenal Fan TV tonight: "Robbie fam, how am I gonna have Klaus just sitting in my seat eating a Bratwurst blud?" pic.twitter.com/48gJgGilKq

— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 14, 2017

FULL TIME: Arsenal 3-1 FC Koln.

Massive away win for Arsenal and their travelling fans. 👏 pic.twitter.com/YBwHacRE42

— SPORF (@Sporf) September 14, 2017