FC Koln fans INVADE London ahead of Arsenal clash with JAW–DROPPING march through streets



THOUSANDS of FC Koln fans have stormed London as violence breaks out ahead of their Europa League tie with Arsenal tonight.

Footage shot in Soho, central London, shows an army of German fans marching through the streets in full voice, clearly having a blast ahead of their game against the Gunners.

Singing in perfect unison while dancing and cheering, the enormous sea of red slowly walks down the street while stunned onlookers can only watch on.

The giant group of travelling supporters stretches as far as the camera can see, with the fans remaining in full voice until the minute-long clip ends.

Since being posted online this afternoon, the video has gone viral as football fans from all sides pay tribute to the stunning scene.

“They've shown more passion in that clip than the Emirates has seen since it opened,” joked one supporter.

Another wrote: “Some passion man, unreal away support.

“By anyone's standards that is mightily impressive.”

“Good support, rubbish team. They’ll get stuffed tonight - but I’m jealous I can’t be there now,” added a third.

Seemingly in good spirits as they passed through Soho, the march turned sour some moments later after another video appeared to show a fight breaking out within the group.

A short clip filmed on nearby Wardour Street showed a group of men throwing punches in a brief melee before onlookers rushed over to split the fight up.

“The red tops here are FC Koln fans,” wrote Jesper Lofgren, who witnessed the scuffle.

“The guys they were fighting may have been civilians or Arsenal fans but they weren't wearing Arsenal tops.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to name a changed XI to the side that beat Bournemouth 3-0 last time out, with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud expected to join Jack Wilshere in the starting line-up.

Wilshere will be making his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt in 13 months if he does feature at the Emirates tonight, as Wenger tipped the 25-year-old to make an impact on his return to the club after a loan spell at Bournemouth.