Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal play host to Hull City today in what will hopefully be a fuss free-encounter.

The Tigers come into the match in good spirits having enjoyed a top run of results since changing manager.

Marco Silva has helped his side to wins over Manchester United and Liverpool in the past month, and are no longer certain to be demoted from the top tier. They are playing with much more confidence at present and are very much more organised, and will be tough to break down.

Arsenal can usually boast the same, but currently seem out-of-sorts with Arsene Wenger banned from the sidelines, and actually come into the match on the back of consecutive defeats.

We have been suffering with issues in midfield which will hopefully now be over however, with Mohamed Elneny set to return this weekend, which will hopefully give us the much needed stability we have been lacking of late.

Francis Coquelin has failed to impress alongside Aaron Ramsey or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but will have extra help doing the dirty work from Elneny should he need it today.

Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are all missing out, while Hector Bellerin may feature following suffering concussion against Chelsea last week.

The rest of our squad is fully available, and the attacking places could be fielded a number of ways.

Predicted XI:

Gabriel  Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Coquelin   Elneny
Walcott           Ozil         Alexis

This is a must-win game, and I firmly expect our boys to get the required result today. Hull may be organised, but once we get the opening goal is when they will have to reassess the situation and will thrive off of it. I expect us to break the deadlock in the opening half, before going onto win 3-1.

What are your predictions?

Pat J

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  1. Luko Bratzi says:

    With Ozil playing NO. If he does and his work rate is poor,forget about his free kicks he should be off at halftime. Bring on Niles CB

  2. Damn its tough times for us if sideways Elneny is supposed to be our saviour. Anyways am keeping positive for this one..I just hope Ozil does not play.

  3. Koktafo says:

    We should à 4 4 2 and let palu on the bench
    Gabriel. Koscielny. Holding. Monreal

    Oxlade. Coquelin. Elneny. Sanchez

    Giroud. Welbeck

    1. Koktafo says:

      Let ozil on the bench

  4. Twig says:

    And what has the OX done to deserve the drop? My team is

    Perez Iwobi Sanchez
    Coquelin Ox
    Monreal Koscielny Mustafi Bellerin/Gabriel

    1. Koktafo says:

      But our manager is very stubborn that he don’t see that possiblities

  5. Break-on-through says:

    I think the team you go for is a good call.

    Wenger reckons our passing game has suffered so that is why he thinks performances suffered, I think it could be vice versa with everything suffering. Iwobi usually plays ahead of other wingers when Arsene chooses what he thinks is our best and quickest passing line-up. Knowing Wenger I wouldn’t be surprised if Giroud plays. I know Alexis has not been the same over two games now, but come on, before that he was doing in it in allot of one and two game periods. I’ve watched him give Ozil full backing no matter how soft we look in centre,, I’ve watched him give Giroud 15 game streak without hitting a barn door. Alexis should be in the centre, I’d like it to be either for Giroud or for Ozil. If Welbeck plays, I’d like it to be for Ozil, because Danny and Alexis would be a handful to deal with, and they can press tackle and run.

  6. Arsenal_Girl says:

    bell or Gabs…KOSC … Mustafi… Monreal
    Coquelin and ox
    Walcott …. OZIL…. Lucas

    ALL CAPS= My favourite players
    But when we win all my favourites 🙂

    Hopefully we should win

    1. But Ozil is out of form..why is he immune to the bench? Does that mean rules apply differently for different players? Giroud played rubbish at the start of the season and he was duly benched..same for the Ox. Ozil must tow the line as well.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Couldn’t agree more.

  7. Break-on-through says:

    Iwobi is a strong lad, he’s at a good age and he has good feet. This is when some older heads need to be instructing the boy how to use his body strength to good advantage. You’d think Bould would be able to see that, but just like Gazidas is Kroenke yes man, Bould is the same for Arsene. Whenever I mention Gazidas, I do have to stop myself from going on a rantage. Who at our club is showing Iwobi how to give and receive knocks, no one, he’s left to just feel it from experience, which takes time.

    Another thing, a football brain. To get a football brain all you need to do is love the game, watch as much of it as you can, listen to all the input and make you’re own judgements. Now I have to ask, how has Walcott not got a good football brain. He must not love the game, and he must not be sitting down watching the other teams every week, nor listening enough to anything beside his own voice. The lad became a millionaire for his speed, now enjoys the high life and it seems the only football he’ll give time to is the one paying his salary.

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