Match to be played on Sunday 20th April 2014 at 14:05. Venue: The KC Stadium, Hull.
Arsene Wenger revealed in his pre-match press conference that there is an outside chance German midfielder Mesut Ozil could be available for the Gunners this weekend against Hull City.
Ozil’s return would be a big plus for Arsenal but with the £42.5 million record signing having not played any football in recent weeks, an appearance off the subs bench may be the way forward.
Here’s the side Wenger could go with to face Hull this Sunday.
GK – Wojciech Szczesny
The Pole returned to the side against West Ham earlier this week and he’ll likely keep his place in the side.
RB – Bacary Sagna
The Frenchman remains the best right-back at the club and he’ll keep his place. He needs to be solid going forward and defensively.
CB – Per Mertesacker
The big German has done well this season and has responded to each challenge he’s faced positively. He can take an aerial threat from Hull out of the equation.
CB – Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman returned against West Ham and looked a little rusty but he should keep his place. He’s one of the quickest players in Arsenal’s back four.
LB – Nacho Monreal
Wenger admitted there is a chance that Monreal will be available for this game. He may go straight back into the side, providing balance at left-back.
RM – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Ox didn’t get off the bench against West Ham so he’ll be fresh and should be very determined to have an impact down the right hand side.
DM – Mathieu Flamini
Flamini should come back into the team following suspension. He can provide a real presence and some bite in midfield, breaking up the play and moving the ball forward quickly.
CM – Aaron Ramsey
Ramsey could get a start in the middle after playing just 20 minutes against the Hammers. When he’s been available, he’s been Arsenal’s best player so far this season.
AM – Santi Cazorla
Cazorla should play right at the very top of the midfield. Even if Ozil does come back in from the start, Cazorla should keep his place switching to the left.
LM – Lukas Podolski
That would mean a harsh decision from Wenger as Podolski could make way if Ozil returns. However, the German was superb with a brace against West Ham and deserves to start.
ST – Olivier Giroud
Giroud also bagged a goal against the Hammers, which will do his confidence some good heading into this game, as he looks to further add to his tally.