Arsenal can’t expect an easy ride against Hull City

After last night’s opening Champions League games, all the talk on Arsenal websites is about our meeting with Barcelona next Tuesday, but first of all we have the small matter of a fifth round FA Cup tie against Hull City coming up.

As this game is only three days before the Barca clash, everyone is expecting Arsene Wenger to make many changes to his first team to keep our stars fresh for the Spanish giants, but that may end up being a false economy.

Wenger made a few changes before the last round tie against Burnley and we only ended up with a narrow 2-1 win with many scares before the end, and if we again play a weakened team we can expect an even tougher fight from the Tigers.

Hull may be a Championship side but they already have one foot back in the Premiership as they are leading the table. They have only lost one of their last ten games and that was a narrow 1-0 defeat at fourth placed Burnley.

No Gooner can forget the trouble we had beating Hull in the Final two years ago when we nicked the trophy in extra time after having to come back from 2-0 down, and the following season they held us to a 2-2 draw at the Emirates. We can take heart that we have not actually lost to the Tigers in 10 games since 2008 when they won 2-1 in their first ever Premier League game at the Emirates, but right now they are in confident mood and on a great run, so we must not expect them to roll over, especially if we play some reserves….

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  1. No such thing as a easy ride in English football. Whoever we play needs to come out and fight Hull will give it all the have and we should too..

    COYG lace them boots tight go out fight…I pray we win and then focus on the next Challenge Barcelona

    1. Forget hull. Our main opponent is going to be Mike Dean. He’s already beaten us once this season.

  2. The players that will play should be good enough to handle Hull at home, here is my team
    Chambers. Mert Kos Gibbs
    Flam Elneny
    Campbell Iwobi Walcott

  3. Am most probably a minority on this but i don’t give a jot about the F.A cup at this stage of the season….we have a very good chance to win a trophy we have not won in 11 years and counting so I don’t care if we fail to go further inn a competition we have won twice on the trot……not saying we should or not fields a strong side against Hull, just saying I can’t care less the outcome….LFC hvae a 2 points lead and are just focused on the EPL…..if we have to do with one less competition to give us a better chance am all for it

    1. Hahaha
      So you are excepting that Arsenal fc are not capable of winning more than one trophy per season? ?

      It’s been 120 years since the last club won the Fa cup 3 years in a row, I for one would love Arsenal to match that and then go on to break that record next season by winning the Fa cup again. ?

      1. Why not the double!!@ Agree with you.
        Hull drew with Brighton last night 0-0. We’re at home we should get through comfortably.

  4. I think we have to put out a strong team against Hull , including a youngster or 2….

    We need to get off to a strong start and produce a big win. Alexis,walcot should get on the scoring sheet to get their blood flowing, with ozil grabbing an assist or 2.

    When we leading with a big margain by half time, rest the key players and introduce guys like ox, joel, iwobo , jeff maby..

    I cant say im not worried about barca , as hull is first priority , but we need everyone fit, focused when playing them..

  5. The Hull City game will be similar to the Burnley one,
    With the added handicap of Mike Dean being in charge!

    I’m sure that wenger will put out a strong enough squad,
    Regardless of the Barcelona game looming.

  6. Hard one to get team selection right – and in reality, never know if we got it right.

    I’d field the best team possible for FA Cup game- I think thats a more viable trophy target-

    Then field the best team possible 3 days later for Barcelona game. If one or two players exhausted after first game, I would even consider not playing them in Barca game.

    A loss against Hull would do much more harm to us as a team physiologically than a loss to Barca! And that has direct repercussions on our Premeir league title campaign

  7. Chec
    Bell mert chambers Gibbs
    Flam Elmany
    Ox Iwobi sanchez
    Sanchez needs games to get back to his best while against barca i would start Campbell as he offers more defensively and start Walcott up front and have 9 men behind ball then hit them on counter bringing on Giroud and Welbank at around 70min similar to 1st tie with Bayern

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