CONFIRMED: Arsenal and Hull line-ups

Here is how Arsenal and Hull City will line up for this afternoon’s game:

Arsenal starting XI: Szczesny, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Welbeck

Arsenal subs: Martinez, Ajayi, Coquelin, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Campbell

Hull starting XI: Harper, Chester, Davies, Dawson, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Diame, Robertson, Ben Arfa, Jelavic

Hull subs: Jakupovic, Rosenior, Bruce, Brady, Ramirez, Quinn, Hernandez

Arsenal will not like the number of clubs currently ahead of them in the Premier League table, but it will take a lot of effort in the weeks ahead to get back among the title-challengers given the injury problems affecting the Gunners.

Mesut Ozil is the latest player to be ruled out for a long period of time, and Arsene Wenger will be hoping he does not suffer any more blows against an impressive Hull side.

Steve Bruce’s men are currently just a point behind Arsenal and the Tigers will have the heart-breaking FA Cup final defeat fresh in their minds.

Arsenal have won their last five league meetings with today’s visitors, but Hull got back to winning ways just before the international break so it will be interesting to see if they can stretch that run this afternoon.

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