Daily Archives: September 17, 2016
Following the somewhat shaky performance in Paris on Tuesday, Arsene Wenger’s men visit high-flying Hull at the KC Stadium. Mike Phelan’s men were in cloud nine following two victories from their first two games but they were brought back down to Earth with a narrow loss to Manchester United and had Robert Snodgrass to thank when his lovely free kick earned a point at Turf Moor.
However, Hull’s defending against Manchester United was very resilient as it took a very late Marcus Rashford goal to give the Red Devils all three points. Arsenal will have their work cut out because I would expect the Tigers to put up but they can take some solace from the fact that they have won their last five away matches against Hull in all competitions, which included that superb 3-2 win in the 2014 FA Cup final. Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in 11 of their last 12 matches against Hull in all competitions, so it’s a fixture we would normally expect a lot of goals.
Arsenal Team News
Petr Cech is expected to return to the starting XI after he was left out of the side that drew in Paris. In Wenger’s defense, David Ospina turned out to be the Man of the Match. Granit Xhaka is another player that would return to first team setup with his manager having some nice things to say about him in the buildup to this game.
Hull would be mindful of the threat Alexis Sanchez poses to them as the Chilean maverick has scored four times and assisted two goals in four previous games against Hull in all competitions.
Arsenal Injury / Suspension News
Per Mertesacker, Carl Jenkinson, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck (knee), Gabriel Paulista (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Olivier Giroud (toe)
Arsenal Predicted Lineup
Hull Team News
Hull made a couple of late signings with the most notable being former Spurs midfielder, Ryan Mason. The player could be in line to make his debut for the Tigers, and I wouldn’t be surprised, given the fee it took to acquire his services from Tottenham.
Hull Injury / Suspension News
Allan McGregor (back), Brain Lenihan, Michael Dawson, Greg Luer, Moses Odubajo (knee), Alex Bruce (Achilles), Josh Tymon (knock)
Hull Predicted Lineup
- Last Five Games: L D W W D
- Last Result: Paris St. Germain 1-1 Arsenal
- Leading Goalscorer: Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez (2)
- Last Five Games: W W W L D
- Last Result: Burnley 1-1 Hull
- Leading Goalscorer: Adama Diomande, Robert Snodgrass (3)
Gooner Daily predicts a 3 – 0 win.
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