Stats - Where Hull are closer to Arsenal than you may expect

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Arsenal take on Hull City in a repeat of last season's FA Cup final this weekend.

Arsenal V Hull City

Hull City will be out for a little bit of revenge this weekend when they travel to Arsenal.

It’s a repeat of the FA Cup final, which saw the Tigers lose to the Gunners as Arsene Wenger ended a spell of nine years without a piece of silverware at the North London club.

Hull have actually been surprisingly similar to Arsenal in several key statistical areas this season, with the same number of goals scored, which is worth noting considering the talent in Arsenal’s attack.

The goals conceded is not too dissimilar though Arsenal’s defence has proven to be slightly better while the number of crosses is the same and Hull are ahead in terms of reading the game and making interceptions.

The one area where Hull are way behind Arsenal is in terms of dribble contests won this season.

Wenger is obviously encouraging his players to try and put the opposition on the back foot when they get the chance to do so and take some risks when they have spells of pressure.

Arsenal will definitely fancy their chances of three points in this game but Hull won’t make it easy and will fancy their chances of snatching a result if they can keep things level.

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