In a way I can feel for the long serving Arsenal manager and can understand his feelings after he reacted to the continued questioning of his ability and the growing pressure on him in this season which looked like being the one in which the Gunners finally ended the long wait for another Premier League title.
Arsene Wenger may be desperate for Arsenal to progress to the next round of the FA up when he takes the team north to face Hull City for the replay tomorrow, but I am sure he will be feeling very well disposed towards their manager, after Steve Bruce used his press conference to hit back at the critics of the Arsenal boss.
Steve Bruce was a great player at Manchester United and had some success as a manager as well, most notably when his Hull City side gave Arsenal a big fright in the FA Cup Final a couple of years ago. We beat them again in the Cup last season and today we are aiming for a quick-fire hat-trick of wins against Hull in this competition.
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.