Hull v Arsenal: Team News & Likely Line-Ups


Team News

Arsenal’s injury issues have almost disappeared completely, with their strongest squad available for the first time in recent memory.

Mathieu Debuchy, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and Kieran Gibbs are amongst those fighting for a starting spot at the KC tomorrow.

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Arsenal may rest Per Mertesacker, following a knock sustained in the FA Cup semi-final, whilst the likes of Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and others may drop to the bench.

Hull City are expected to name a unchanged side, with Steve Bruce’s team benefiting from back-to-back victories in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.

The Tigers are without Nikica Jelavic, Robert Snodgrass and Curtis Davies.

Likely Line-Ups

David Ospina is expected to continue in goal but their could be a reshuffle in front of him. Laurent Koscielny is expected to start alongside Gabriel Paulista in the middle of the park but Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin could be replaced by Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy respectively.

Francis Coquelin is the favourite to continue in the middle of the park but there’s competition to play alongside him, with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky amongst those competing.

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Theo Walcott is expected to start on the right, with Mesut Ozil on the middle and Alexis Sanchez on the left. However, there’s competitiveness in the squad yet again at this crucial stage of the season.]

Danny Welbeck should start ahead of Olivier Giroud, who is expected to be rested.

Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Coquelin, Wilshere, Walcott, Ozil, Alexis, Welbeck

Hull are expected to name the same side that beat Liverpool last Monday evening, as the Tigers battle to avoid the drop to the Championship.

With key victories for the sides around them yesterday, points are a must and they’ll be giving everything tomorrow.

Hull XI: McGregor, McShane, Dawson, Chester, Brady, Quinn, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Aluko, N;Doye

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