Arsenal started this FA cup replay away to Hull City pretty well. We were on the front foot straight away and were almost in front straight away after Walcott finished well in the fourth minute but he was ruled offside. After that it was a more tight first half even though the Gunners were the more dangerous.
And we were hit with a defensive problem midway though after Mertesacker was involved in a collision that eventually forced him off with Monreal replacing him in the 33rd minute. But Arsenal did get the deserved breakthrough before halftime, with Giroud pouncing on a dodgy back pass and slotting past the Hull keeper.
Both sides had good chances before the break but we we went intyo it just the one goal ahead, with the job half done. And then after his long goal drought the big man added to his first goal with a second half goal which pretty much put the tie to bed.
THeo Walcott then ended his own lean spell with a third that totally killed the game and saw Arsenal comfortably into the quarter final with Watford this weekend. And just like with Giroud, Theo added to his first to make it 4-0 in the 89th minute.
A thumping win was just what Arsenal needed and hopefully this can be the start of a good run to a third FA cup in a row and maybe even a late charge for the EPL title.