Posted on October 17, 2014 by ADMIN

Arsenal MUST NOT underestimate Hull City

What kind of a game could Arsenal have in store against Hull City? by SE

Arsenal face one hull of a fight on their hands when Steve Bruce’s men visit the Emirates this Saturday afternoon, as both sides look to gather momentum heading into a crucial phase of their respective seasons. Arsenal, having won just 2 of their 7 games, will be desperate to string a few wins together, and tomorrow’s home game against the Tigers couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time for Wenger’s wizards who, before the international break, couldn’t stand up to Chelsea’s physical dominance. Hull City, despite picking up 9 points in the Premier League so far, have been far too porous at the back and, going into Saturday’s game Steve Bruce is bound to be concerned. There could be a goal-fest here so if you want to go to the game then look for Arsenal Tickets on LiveFootballTickets.com. All said and done, what kind of a game could Arsenal have in store against Hull City?

Starting with the visitors, having remained in the Premier League for the 2nd successive year after attaining promotion, Bruce would be inching to finish in the top 10 this season. And, although they have had a topsy-turvy start to their campaign so far, they are certainly in with a chance to do just that. The tigers haven’t played with a settled lineup right throughout this campaign. And, of all other areas of the pitch, Bruce has juggled around with his defenders to such an extent that only Curtis Davies has been the mainstay, as far as Hull City’s backline is concerned. Understandably so, Hull have conceded 11 goals, while scoring the same number of goals at the other end.

Going into Saturday’s clash against Arsenal, however, Hull look a good side on paper. With the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Mohammed Diame, Jack Livermore, Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez adding a lot of flair to Hull City’s attack, the Gunners are in for a test of some sorts. Contrary to other sides, Hull won’t come to the Emirates and respect Arsenal by allowing them large amounts of time on the ball. The Tigers themselves have enjoyed 49% possession of the ball in the 7 games so far and, going by their midfield and striking personnel, Bruce’s charges will surely have their own game plan against a beleaguered Arsenal side.

Arsenal, unfortunately, have an injury crisis to overcome, before they can then shift their focus to claiming all 3 points against Hull City. Barring Sanchez and Mertesacker, Arsenal don’t have many leaders in their side. Welbeck and Wilshere – despite good starts to their respective seasons – are still finding their feet at the top level, and cannot be considered as genuine leaders when the Gunners take the field of play on Saturday afternoon. Playing at the Emirates, however, Arsenal can have lots of possession and, with a bit more incision, could score a lot more goals than they have managed so far.

Coming up against Hull City, Arsenal do not have a lot of tall defenders, when it comes to set-piece situations, and might have to rely immensely on Welbeck, Mertesacker and Hayden, if he plays, to bail them out of free-kicks and corners that Hull would want to make the most of. Regardless of a handful of factors that Hull City could well pose Arsenal, they should have too much in store for Bruce’ men; and, with the home crowd egging them on, Arsenal simply have to win on Saturday. Perehaps you could go and support your team by

Saturday’s game promises to be an exhibition of two beleaguered defences. Arsenal, without Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, will rely heavily on Mertesacker to keep a clean sheet and plug the holes left by Gibbs and Bellerin who would be bombing forward at will. Hull City, without a settled back four, will be under severe pressure to hold out an Arsenal side at their own backyard. However, given the Tigers’ ammunition in the middle and final-third of the pitch, Arsenal will have their task cut-out, though Wenger’s wizards should win the game.

Score Prediction: Arsenal 3:2 Hull City

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14 thoughts on “Arsenal MUST NOT underestimate Hull City

  1. henry12

    I would like to see the formation that I think Alan Smith proposed

    Szczesny
    Chambers-Mertersacker-Koscielny-Gibbs

    Ramsey-Wilshere-Chamberlain

    Walcott-Welbeck-Sanchez

    Obviously not for this game because most of these players are out for hull but in the near futur.

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  2. Budd

    We can win it even if we are riddled with injuries. They will come knowing that on set pieces we are poor especially now that half of our defense is in the physio room. This was a game for Giroud should he was healthy. I hope Wenger will not experiment with Coquelin as RB and leaves Bellerin there. The kid is boasting talent. As I said before, I am more like LvG giving credit to the youngsters at the first opportunity so I would simply play Hayden but I believe Wenger will play a safe hand and bring in Monreal. Gibbs will feature on the right and Mertz on the center if all goes to plan. Middle is going to be a bit more easier to pick. I think we will play there Wilshere,Cazorla,Ox and Sanchez on the 2/3 and Flamini deep. We may have a surprise and see Flamini and Cazorla playing deep/B2B and Ox/Sanchez and Wilshere in the 2/3. Welbeck in front but this is no surprise for anyone. Bring Rosicky to replace Cazorla and be don with it. This game is going to be jut as difficult as playing the Spuds last time. Don’t botch it up boyz!

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  3. fred cowardly

    What has Wenger done? This is what happens when you don’t reinforce the defense enough during the summer.

    We are without Koscielny, Debuchy and Chambers.
    we will basically play without a credible defense.

    United have an even worse defense, but at least they have a better offense with Di Maria, Juan Mata, Rooney, Van Persie and Falcao.

    To be fair we aren’t flooding the PL with goals like Chelski and United.

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    1. Budd

      Just shut it. We have what we have and be done with it. Moaning like a biatch instead of doing something useful will not win the game.

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        1. Ks-Gunner

          Dont mind this puppet, he is a bit sensetive when you mention his master. It usefull that people realise the wrongs in the team and try to fix em.

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  4. Ks-Gunner

    We have not the luxury to understimate anyone, bec our lvl of quality is below Arsenal standarts.

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  5. Thando

    A cleansheet is a must and scoring first,because in all home games we have played,we have come from behind.

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  6. Gigi2

    OT man, i will be on train tomorrow i think,
    at what time is the game?

    We have o win, we need the ponits to address our table position; we are in principle a superior team; we are at home, We have beaten them in the fA cup final.

    I dont panic, but if we dont win it will become an ugly picture…..

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