Danny Welbeck made his first start in more than five weeks on Thursday night.
The forward lined up against Cologne and looked dangerous in the first half, before making way for Alex Iwobi at half-time.
But fears that Danny may have suffered an injury were soon allayed by Arsene Wenger:
“It was planned before the game that he would only play 45 minutes,” he said.
“He has only just come back from injury, and we have three more games on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday again. Medically, the risk was a bit too high to play him for longer because he has been out for a while.
“He has no problem. Of course, he was ready to stay on and frustrated to come off, but he’s in good shape.”
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