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Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Hull

Unless there is a problem with the Arsenal and Germany international striker Lukas Podolski, it looks like his time at the club could be up because, not only does Arsene Wenger leave him out of the starting line up once again for the visit of Hull City, Podolski does not even make the bench.

After his recent complaints about lack of playing opportunity and the boss stating that he was part of the plans for Arsenal, this must be a real kick in the teeth to the German if he is fit. It is the dynamic Englanmd international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain that gets the nog from Wenger.

Arsenal v Hull Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Hull City Preview, Line up and predicted score by KJ

The last time we faced Hull, I’m pretty sure the majority of Arsenal fans aged 10 years on that day. We went 2-0 down within only 10 minutes. It was a shambles of a start and we gifted that to Hull. Fortunately, this team had actual bottle and they managed to salvage the FA cup from despair. What this tells us is that Hull City under Steve Bruce are a tricky team to play against.

Welbeck now ready to explode for Arsenal?

It is now about six weeks since Danny Welbeck has been an Arsenal player and the heavy fixture list, including two international breaks with England since he signed from Man United have meant that there has not been too much opportunity for Arsene Wenger to work with him too much on the training ground.

Add to that the fact that the 23-year old was very rarely used in the centre forward role before becoming a Gunner and you can understand why the manager has called for Arsenal fans to be patient with him, but Welbeck seems to have settled in to the club much quicker and easier than we could have hoped.

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?

Will FA cup inspire Arsenal to victory over Hull?

It was inevitable that the next time that Arsenal and Hull City met on the pitch after the great day at Wembley on the 17th of May, the subject of the FA cup would come up. Of course we Arsenal fans are hoping for the same result when the final whistle blows, but I would rather it does not turn out to be such a nerve wracking encounter.

Arsenal need to pick themselves up for Hull City’s visit

Can Arsenal shake off their tame start to the season, starting this weekend against Hull? by SE

Arsenal haven’t played to potential so far this season, and although they have shown flashes of brilliance in those massive wins over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield and Galatasaray in the UEFA Champions League, Wenger’s wizards are languishing at 8th place in the Barclays Premier League table. Injuries have impeded Arsenal’s ambitions and, to be frank, would have affected any side, regardless of the depth and size of the squad. In Arsenal’s case, however, the lack of flexibility in the managerial and playing styles is what is compounding problems for the Gunners. Their defense, midfield and attack are failing cohesively, and the spirit within the camp doesn’t seem all that boisterous. Having said that, can Arsenal produce the goods starting this weekend against Hull?

Official teams and preview of Chelsea v Arsenal

After the shocking way Arsenal were hammered at Stamford Bridge last season, today’s Premier League clash with Chelsea is a good chance to see if Arsene Wenger and the Gunners have learned their lessons – and whether we will have any more joy against the big clubs this season.

But the Frenchman’s starting selection is hampered by injuries, so he is unable to call on the likes of Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud, but the biggest loss is surely our Welsh midfield star Aaron Ramsey. That is probably the reason why Wenger left Jack Wilshere out of his team for the Galatasaray game, as the Englishman comes back in with fresh legs today.

Arsenal’s Flamini fired up for Fabregas fight!!

With friends like these, who needs enemies? At least that is what the Arsenal players and fans hope this will be what our former captain Cesc Fabregas will be thinking after he faces his former club in a Chelsea shirt at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Because there are still plenty of familiar faces for the Spanish international midfielder in the Arsenal ranks, but there will not be much friendliness on show once the whistle blows. One Gunner in particular, Mathieu Flamini, is fired up for the encounter, even though the Frenchman has revealed in a Sky Sports report that the two players are still extremely close.

Don’t be daft Arsenal – A draw at Chelsea is a GREAT result

With all the bad blood between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, and with the desire for Arsenal to show that last season’s awful string of results away to the Premier League big boys wasan aberration, there is a feeling that the Frenchman will send the Gunners out with the intent to attack the league leaders and go for all three points.

Why Arsenal MUST ignore Mourinho mind games!

It is not easy for anyone connected with Arsenal Football Club to rise above the taunts and mind games of Jose Mourinho, but it is crucially important the the players and manager do their best to ignore any little digs the Chelsea boss aims in our direction between now and kick off at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Us fans can get as angry as we like of course, but you know that the only reason for Maureen to say things is a calculated plot to put the Gunners off our stride. In fact, the Prof and his players should take it as a compliment, because it shows that the Portuguese coach sees Arsenal as a real threat.

Arsenal and Chelsea keepers show respect

The big London Derby between the capital’s two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a “really top team” while Szczesny has named Chelsea as one of the best sides in Europe, and Diego Costa as one of the world’s best strikers. Szczesny said on Arsenal.com: “Costa is incredible,”

“His partnership with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard has been incredible and, at the moment, he’s looking as dangerous as any striker in the world.

Arsenal v Chelsea Stats and Infographic

Wenger has come up against Mourinho’s Chelsea eleven times. Arsenal have drawn five while Chelsea have six wins.

Goals Scored in those 11 games: Arsenal 6 – Chelsea 19

Last season: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal

In 2013/14 Against the Top Four Teams: Chelsea won 5 and drew 1 – Arsenal won 1 and lost 3 (2 draws)

17 of the 41 league goals (41%) conceded by Arsenal last season came in defeats away to the three sides that finished above them – at Manchester City (6-3), Liverpool (5-1) and Chelsea (6-0).