Arsenal vs Hull City FA cup final Preview, Line up and Predicted score by KJ
This is it. This is the moment we all Arsenal fans have been waiting for. Our chance to finally end our trophy drought. We’ve had the opportunities before but have bottled them (especially against Birmingham). However, this is a completely different squad, with a different dynamic and hopefully a different mentality.
The Arsenal players will no doubt be nervous. The fans have subconsciously piled the pressure on and the weight of expectation is firmly on the Gunners’ shoulders. But, the players out there have all won trophies at other clubs and they should be able to do it together at Arsenal.
We will no doubt dominate the play as Steve Bruce will most likely set up his team to sit deep and counter attack with speed. But they’ll be without their two main strikers in Long and Jelavic who are both cup tied. So, providing we can control the likes of Sagbo, we should be able to constantly attack Hull without much repercussion.
Sagna – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Gibbs
Arteta – Ramsey
Cazorla – Özil – Podolski
I’m expecting Wenger to drop Fabianski for Szczesny because he’ll be here for the next 10+ years and it is important for him to be a part of the winning team rather than someone on the bench. I may be wrong though.
I also hope Gibbs is starting over Monreal. The Spaniard just seems too weak and easily flustered at the moment and that is causing so many problems for the team. The opposition are purposely targeting him because they know he’s struggling. I also expect Giroud to start over Sanogo as he’s in good form and he should be able to cause Hull problems if they decide to sit back.
This game is going to be mentally the toughest we’ve faced this season but once we get over that mental bridge, our talent should dominate and I’m expecting us to win 3 – 1.