Arsenal play Hull City in the FA Cup for the third year in a row, and we won the other two. In fact we have won all four FA Cup meetings and we haven’t lost to the Tigers in our last ten matches in all competitions, so Arsene Wenger will want to keep that record intact.
The Gunners have also won their last 14 FA cup games, which must be getting close to a record, but Wenger is more worried about keeping our current winning run going after beating Bournemouth and Leicester in the League, and he thinks the team is in a confident mood. “The team is up for it, the team has a united spirit and the team is ready for a fight,” Le Prof said on Arsenal.com. “We are ready to deal with uncomfortable situations and find a solution to them.
“I think that’s what you saw in the [Leicester] game. Until the last second of the match, we were united, relentless and had the desire to change things. In a big game, when you’re 1-0 down, to be capable to win 2-1 is of course very important.
“You want to take care of the momentum because you’re quickly in a loss of confidence if you are not careful. The best thing you can do as a manger is to prepare with the needed resolute attitude that keeps this momentum alive.”
One would think that this should be an easy task against a Championship side at home, but Hull are top and have only lost one of their last nine games, with 7 of them being wins. We all know that Steve Bruce is going to play his reserves in this game, but we also have to remember that his second string have also played 7 Cup games this season, and have only lost the once, away at Man City, so they will certainly be no pushovers.
Wenger has also told his defenders to be wary of Hull’s Uruguayan international Abel Hernandez, who scored against us last season. “He has a strong body,” Wenger continued. “His movement is very solid and quick – it’s good. He is a great finisher and has scored 16 [league] goals.
“He keeps Chuba Akpom out of the team, so he must be an exceptional player because Chuba is a great player. He is something we will have to deal well with.”
So all in all, we could have a very interesting game ahead of us, but as Wenger said, we have the confidence and we need to keep the momentum going ahead of Barcelona’s visit on Tuesday.
Onwards and Upwards!
Arsenal will beat Hull City and beat them soundly well. Whether an Uruguan player called Abel Hernandez, will play for them or not will not matter at the end of this game.
The Gunners will most certainly caged all the young and senior Tigers Steve Bruce will bring to the Emirates Stadium today to play in this early kickoff FA Cup game.
In fact, Steve Bruce knows very well that 4 of his Tigers are going to be caged and shot by the Arsenal’s Gunners today in this FA Cup round 4 encounter as he has been informed already through the grapevine. But still, He’s has no choise but to bring his Tigers to play this game for the money they will get after playing the match. And more importantly not to break the FA rules and have his Tigers banned and also avoid HCFC heavily fined if the Tigers intentionally failed to appear and play this match. Otherwise, Steve Bruce wouldn’t be bringing his Tigers for this game. But instead concentrate on his Sky Bet Championship promotion battles.
Some of the young and senior Gunners the Boss will start for and sub in this game will use the game as a training exercise to be in top condition for the Barca game that is coming up on Tuesday night.
AFC 4-0 HCFC @FT 90′ +.
our next 5 games predictions
Arsenal 2 hull 0
arsenal 1 barca 4
manu 2 arsenal 2
arsenal 3 swansea 1
Tottenham 2 arsenal 1
we must start being serious and not take anything for granted.
barca v arsenal is an unfair match like brock lesnar v heath slater
I bet you said that before we played bayern too
Hahahaaa…funny. Are you Spuds fan??
its called being unbiased.
You just imagine
we have failed to score against southampton in the last 3 games and scored 1 in the last 4.
westham everton and tottenham have outscored us.
We are the worst english team in the champs league.
Its the sad reality of our team
@goonerthinker, you call it unbiased but its the must biased assessment I have seen in a while, you mentioning Arsenal’s games this season and you blindly skip, Bayern, Man U, Man city and leicester, just to make us look unworthy and prove your point???
AFC 3_1 Hull
AFC 2-1 Barca
Manu 0-1 AFC
AFC 2-0 Swansea
Spurs 2_2 AFC
Mark my words fellas. Arsenal will defeat Hull city though the margin might be very slim because its definitely not going to be an easy one for the gunners
@goonerthinker, spot on barring the barca game gna get 5 at least lol
Sooner arsenal are out of the champs league competition the better, sole focus should be on the premises & f.a cup realistically. The further spurs & city go in Europe would actually be better for arsenal also.
I do think that is true but there is another side to that coin, some teams when they beat big or bigger teams will get a massive injection of confidence. Also they could come back from Europe believing ..the reason they are top or there abouts is because they are the best team ..rather than hearing how the level has dropped down to meet them and fearing it going back up again.
I agree with you by the way as Id like to see them make the semi final.
Forgot to add, Id like to see us beat Barca though. Its just not in my nature to hope Arsenal to lose a match even if it could help us in the long run. I always want us to win and seeing as we went 49 without defeat should be 50+ well after seeing that I would definitely never hope for an AFC loss.
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Anyone see Malen control the high ball on training pitch..awesome first second then third touch. I know allot of great stuff must happen in the training ground esp from Dutch players but to have a striker coming from Ajax with great ball control is surely a good sign. Cant wait til the boy reaches maturity hopefully he’ll do well early on.
@trevor, dont get me wrong i dont want them to lose either but facts are facts, never mind arsenal i dont see any football team in the world beating barca at the moment. 3 of the worlds best players in attack i would be flabbergasted if we beat them infact in a footballing sense at the moment it would be a one of the biggest upsets Ever lol
Hull & Utd away are Arsenal 2 cup finals if you ask me and priority should be given their by wenger, Both Must win games