Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has written on BBC Sport that Hull City can get a “positive result” against Arsenal at home next week.
Steve Bruce’s side will head into the encounter on the back of a 1-0 victory over Merseyside outfit Liverpool, and Lawrenson believes that they can pick up at least a point.
“What they did against the Reds was perfect - they steamed into Mario Balotelli and made tackles all over the pitch,” Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport.
“They were never seriously exposed at the back and if they can do that again against Arsenal I think they can get another positive result.”
Hull were very professional against Liverpool, but it would have come as a surprise to many that they picked up all three points against the Reds.
Over the course of the 90 minutes, the Tigers had just 31% of the possession, but four of their seven shots were on target and they earned seven corners.
The way the Hull players fought for the points and the confidence they showed suggest that they can retain their Premier League status for next season.
Arsenal are a better team than Liverpool and are also in better form at the moment, which means that the Bruce’s side will have to at least maintain the level of performance they showed on Tuesday.
If Hull can keep it tight at the back as they did against Liverpool and do not make individual errors, then they can certainly pick up a point against Arsenal.