Should Arsenal be wary of Hull threat this weekend?

Hull travel down to the Emirates this weekend to take on our beloved Arsenal in fine form, but do we need to take precautions?

The Tigers have lost only once in the league under new manager Marco Silva, and that was against runaway Premier League champions Chelsea, whilst being able to boast of wins over Liverpool and Bournemouth, as well as a draw at Old Trafford and a 2-1 League Cup second-leg win over Manchester United to boost.

The Portuguese boss has certainly got a big rise from his players who had looked destined to disappear into the Championship, but now look like they have pulled off a coup and could well secure themselves an extended stay in the Premier League.

Arsenal on the other hand have lost both their last two matches, against Watford and Chelsea, and will now NEED a win to break the form, and this would have been the ideal fixture only five weeks ago.

We have all but ruled ourselves out of the title race following our dismal display at Stamford Bridge this weekend which allowed our rivals to move to 12 points clear of us, and we (for now) have to concentrate on building our own form to assure ourselves of Champions League football, and should the Blues begin to drop points, we must be within touching distance of them when push comes to shove.

This weekend will need to be a return to winning ways, but Silva’s side will certainly have other ideas.

Hull have looked extremely organised in recent weeks, highlighted by their refusal to allow Man United or Liverpool even a single goal in their last two fixtures, and we most certainly need to be aware of their strengths.

It’s all well and good believing that us as the better side simply need to play our regular football and the goals will come, but denying the Red Devils at home in any shape or form is an eye-opener.

Do Hull deserve our respect this weekend? Should we simply be concentrating on our own play or do Hull have enough to cause us trouble on Saturday?

Pat J

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  1. Certain “untouchable” players need to be dropped if we’re to take anything from this season. We can no longer win the league, but at least Arsenal should play football that’ll please the fans.

    1. The only football arsenal should be playing is the type that wins titles and trophies first and then entertain the fans once its established as winning formula

  2. Hull will be a huge threat! They have really improved since Marco Silva took over, and since his arrival, they have beaten Utd, drawn with them at Old Trafford without conceding, and just beaten Liverpool. When do Arsenal perform that well in big games? Silva has really got his players up for the big games, so we have to ready.

    Hull will be considered weak opposition for us, a home banker! Which means we’ll be ill prepared as always, and under motivated. It has the potential to be another Watford situation.

    Cech will start, Ozil will start, Perez will not start.

    1. All this just goes to show what a new manager brings to a club,
      Especially with the players, you get average players busting a gut giving 110% trying to impress the new Boss. Which automatically gives improvement in all aspects including form,motivation etc.
      But on the downside, At a bigger club with star players with egos,
      if the players are not happy with the new arriving Boss (big name) you will get the complete opposite of the above… Lack of motivation, just like what happened with Utd when SAF was replaced by Some no body! ? I can’t remember his name which says it all, really. I think his at Sunderland now, unless his been sacked already. ?

  3. Here’s an idea. How about not starting Ramsey and starting Lucas.

    What was the point of getting Lucas if we hardly start him in PL matches. Who knows, maybe we could have had a few more points if we had started him more often.

    Play Ox again instead of Ramsey. Ramsey has been below average all season

  4. Hi Arsenal Girl I agree totally that Lucas should play but Ramsey won’t as he is out injured for 3 weeks.

  5. Are you kidding? With Arsenal’s inconsistency, we should be wary of any team that can simply kick a ball.

  6. Of course we should be wary of Hull this weekend, it’s these sort of games where we think we only have to turn up and the win will come, we have to make it happen. Start the game with passion and intensity and let’s score goal(s) in the first half for a change. And for goodness sake let’s give Perez a chance to start a game !!

  7. This game has potential embarrassing situation written all over it. If wenger and team don’t turn up and fight for. The three points its gonna be another nail in wenger coffin otherwise.

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