Arsenal vs Hull City: Preview, Team News, Likely Line-up & Prediction
The league leaders have won five of the last six games and are four points clear of second placed Chelsea. The Gunners are heading into this match on the back of a convincing 3-0 victory over Cardiff City in the last match, who are a strong opposition at home and they defeated Manchester City at own backyard and earned a draw against Manchester United as well.
Likewise, Arsenal’s home form has been equally impressive as well. After losing the opening game at the hands of Aston Villa, they’ve bounced back strongly, winning five games in a row. So, Wenger will be looking to make it six in a row tomorrow against Hull, who earned a magnificent 3-1 victory over Liverpool in their last match. The Gunners are 1/5 with Ladbrokes to win the match against Hull.
Expect Steve Bruce to organize his troop that can stay compact against the Gunners. However, they have lost 5 of their last 6 away games in the Premier League while have lost all their last 4 matches against Arsenal in all competitions. They are 11/2 with Ladbrokes to earn a draw at the Emirates on Wednesday.
The big news from Arsenal camp is Bacary Sagna has been ruled out with hamstring injury and in his place Carl Jenkinson will take up the right-back role. Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo all ruled out through injury.
The Tigers will miss the services of Curtis Davies, who is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card of the season against Liverpool. Also, the visitors will be without the injured trio of Sone Aluko and Stephen Quinn, while Paul McShane will face a late fitness test.
In absence of Sagna, Carl Jenkinson will play on the right back, while Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere could be given rests as well.
Prediction: 3-0; Arsenal have won eight of the last nine matches against Hull in all competitions, so expect a convincing home victory.