Official Arsenal team and preview of Hull in FA cup

Just as Arsenal fans were led to believe, our FA cup opponents today in the 5th round have kept their focus on getting out of the Championship and into the Premier League, as Hull City manager Steve Bruce makes 10 changes to his starting line up, so hopefully the fact that Arsene Wenger has made nine from the Arsenal side that beat Leicester should not be damaging.

The only two starters from last Sunday to keep their places are the centre back pairing of Mertesacker and Koscielny and with Gabriel still out of action due to injury and with Calum Chambers replacing Bellerin at right back the boss did not have a lot of choice.

Chambers, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs
Flamini, Elneny,
Campbell, Iwobi, Walcott

Subs: Macey, Bellerin, Monreal, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Sanchez, Giroud

The Arsenal side still looks like a strong one to me, especially up front where Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott will be feeling good after both scored against the Foxes and will be keen to build on that and force their way into the first team on a regular basis, not to mention the thoughts of the England manager Roy Hodgson ahead of Euro 2016.

Will the Arsenal second string be too much for the Hull reserves?

Tags ospina Walcott welbeck


  1. sanmi.marvellous says:

    good line up at the defence.
    Wenger takes this competition seriously than we know.

  2. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Plenty of Goals for Arsenal today ?
    It’s Hammer time …. 5-6-7 …. Poor Hull ?

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      and its half time 0:0

      and that’s plenty of goals

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Hahaha ???
        Yep!…. It sureeeee is!! ???

        Nine shots…. 5 on target … We are even making the Hull reserve keeper look World class ???

        Oh well, maybe super sub lamppost will save the day ?

  3. Koss the Boss says:

    4-0 will be a good result going into this mega clash on tuesday v barcelona, a nice boost as we will be defending most of the 120mins against these boys!

    Good line up expecting nothing but a win and into the quarter finals, lets hope Dean keeps it fair today and doesnt celebrate if Hull score!!

  4. Lethal Prince 9 says:

    Well decent lineup, but it will be intense and close match. I just want to qualify to next round. Whether its a 5-0 or 1-0 or 6-5. We all have high expectations initially, and then we end up close winners

    Anyways, COYG
    Lets go Gunners

  5. samtz says:

    Nice SETUP surely!!!but where is Adelaide?not even on the Bench??

  6. Twig says:

    This is the sort of lineup we should playing against the more physical sides. Iwobi, Welbeck, Chambers and El Nenny all strong lads. Likes of Stoke and Southampton won’t find much joy against this team 😛

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      EL-neny don’t look too physically strong……… He gets shoved too easily

      He should work on his gravity …..but his pass is awesome and boy we are still waiting to see him “whip” something

  7. Redeye says:

    I predicted this side yesterday after watching the training pics, only got walcott for giroud wrong.

    1. Segy Turner says:

      Same here.

  8. mohawk says:

    A little short of def options because of the Debuchy loan. I would be far more comfortable using Chambers to cover for CBs only. But Wenger always seems to leave a little def gap somewhere.

  9. goonerboy says:

    Let’s go for the is hoping this match will be an entertaining one and one we watch fully relaxed without any tension..coyg!! 3-0

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      HT 0:0

      How entertaining!

  10. Demwan Jones says:

    Handball by hull defender. Mike dean won’t see that one

  11. ras911 says:

    Errr penalty ref?

    1. Tidan2 says:

      nah, he was right, wasn’t a penalty but wasn’t a dive either

  12. Demwan Jones says:

    Suddenly their goalkeeper has turned into oliver kahn

  13. Tidan2 says:

    Very impressed with Iwobi

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      the only dude who looks like taking the ball forward!

  14. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    Kind of boring match. We have the possession but all the chances we’ve created seem very forced. It’s like we are trying to walk the ball into net (what a surprise).

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      its ARSENAL playing………

      “The ball walkers”

      Don’t be surprised!!!

  15. reddb10 says:

    its time to accept that we need at least a couple of centre backs, ospina is over rated and we need goals from midfield

    1. JAmerican says:

      After Per and Kos, Gabriel is in his mid 20’s. I see Chambers more as a CB that a RB but yes I agree we do need at least 1 more because our seniors aren’t getting any younger.

  16. Twig says:

    El Nenny is playing safe. Too safe to be exact.

  17. JAmerican says:

    Why do I get the feeling we will need to bring on Alexis just to score. If that’s the case it would be sad because he shouldn’t be gracing the field until Tuesday.

  18. kabeer says:

    This’ the kind of game we need a little bit of cazorla magic. I miss that guy *no homo

  19. Greg says:

    I must say that Danny welbeck looks sharp on the ball!

    1. Twig says:

      Maybe he should get injured every now and then 😉

  20. rkw says:

    Positives…pressing at least .. elneny (should start against barca) iwobi (next season could be his moment) and welbeck ( moving well at least though not sure he’s added anymore brain cells in the lay off) negatives …usual suspects ..ospina merteshaker ( the worst distributor of a football in the EPL) flamini (wouldn’t look out of place at shrewsbury tomorrow in either side!) Walcott ( when are we getting rid of this footballing nonentity) and Campbell ( yes he tries hard but his touch is poor) … Might have to give ox and Sanchez a run out at this rate

    1. JAmerican says:

      Ospina makes me nervous when he’s in goal and that’s not because of what he did in the champions league. If you look at the replay where Kos seemed to have headed it out of his hands for a corner you will see he was nowhere near it to take charge of that cross.

  21. NIKK says:

    Need quick one touch passing…everyone lingering too long on the ball…urgency required b4 the crowd falls asleep!

  22. SoOpa AeoN says:

    i will wake soon as i hear the 1st GOALLLLLLLLLLLL! *snorrs*

  23. Twig says:

    It’s not WWE Chambers 🙁
    Still doesn’t know how to tackle :/

  24. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    Making Hull City second string goalie look like Manuel Neuer, once again..

  25. ras911 says:

    That hull keeper is solid! We will score though

  26. JAmerican says:

    Of course bring on Alexis and Giroud because no one else can score an single goal against Hull. We really need to consider some improvements in the summer.

    1. Juhislihis McLovin says:

      Don’t matter when Özil is not there creating 10-15 chances for them to score that one goal.

  27. rkw says:

    Wenger’s love affair with Walcott is sickening … He has been the least potent attacking force all afternoon

  28. JAmerican says:

    Am I the only 1 that’s frustrated with this???

  29. JAmerican says:

    How is this a confidence booster before Barcelona from the FA Cup holders?

  30. reddb10 says:

    we are in need of a massive overhaul, we are not scoring any where near enough goals and the only positive in defence is Czech.

    1. rkw says:

      Indeed … At least 6 of this team should be out in the summer

  31. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    Sanchez looks like s***e

  32. rkw says:

    And we will be beating barca how exactly?

  33. Juhislihis McLovin says:

    OX can’t finish even his dinner.

  34. ras911 says:

    This is VERY unconvincing ahead of our clash against barca. I’m however more worried about how out of form Sanchez looks. Welbeck Iwobi and Eleny seem to be the only positives i’ve seen so far from this.

  35. reddb10 says:

    this will make it nine games this season in all competitions that we have not scored. disgusting

  36. JAmerican says:

    These players should be banned from social media until the next time they win a trophy again like Keown said. We make it so easy for the media to right stories like Barcelona wants Özil because we carry so much trash on our roster. Disappointed

  37. rkw says:

    Am guessing barca are quaking in their boots …. Hopeless … Need to buy at least two world class attacking options and another centre half in the summer

  38. ArseOverTit says:

    Barca will be petrified!

  39. Bigvalbowski says:

    That Arsenal firepower Wenger is so content with, wait til Tuesday there Le Prof

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