5 Things to Watch Out For in Hull vs Arsenal !

Siddharth Nair
|Published 17/09/2016

After a bad defeat to Liverpool at home in the opening game of the season, Arsenal have won two and drawn two of their next four matches. Drawing away to the champions and to PSG in the Champions League presents a good return. A comfortable win against Watford was mixed in with a last gasp victory over the Saints. With things seemingly under control now, Arsenal must start picking up more points to gather some momentum. Here are 5 things to watch out for in Hull vs Arsenal !

5) Clean sheet for Cech !

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After sitting out of the midweek Champions League match against PSG, Cech will be fresh and ready to go against Hull.

After making a few uncharacteristic mistakes in the first few matches, the legendary goal keeper will want to atone for his mistakes.  (5 Things to Watch Out For in Hull vs Arsenal )

With Mustafi and Koscielny in front for him forming a promising partnership, it bodes well for Cech and Arsenal against Hull !

4) Cazorla to Run the show !

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One of the most under rated players in the Premier League Santi Cazorla is a joy to behold. His range of passing and ability to spot gaps in the midfield is something that very few possess.  (5 Things to Watch Out For in Hull vs Arsenal )

Arsenal have missed this pint sized maestro when he was injured last year. Since he has come back in to the team, Santi has once again started running the show from midfield.

Hull will have to contain Cazorla and prevent him from giving vertical passes to Ozil from the center of the pitch. If they don’t then Cazorla will make the Arsenal team tick all by himself.

Also Read : What must Jose change against Watford ?

3) Xhaka to play ?

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Granit Xhaka must be a curious man right now. He started only one match so far against Watford in which he put in a splendid performance.

Since then he has only come off the bench and whenever he did, his contribution was vital for the team. So why isn’t he starting more?

Wenger says that he will get his opportunity soon but the fans want him to play right now. Arsenal look a different team with Xhaka on the pitch, so you can bet that he will come on sooner rather than later.

2) Sanchez to score again !

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Alexis Sanchez is hitting form early this season. After an inconsistent second year with Arsenal, Sanchez has been playing mainly through the middle this year.

While he was great against Watford, he was equally poor against the other teams when operating down the middle. His best form has come from the wings and maybe it is time for Wenger to ditch this new tactic.

Either ways expect Alexis to get on the score sheet again this weekend !  (5 Things to Watch Out For in Hull vs Arsenal )

1) Giroud to Start !

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If Alexis is on the bench then Giroud will have to start this match.

Lucas started the last match and seemed a little out of breath initially, but that is understandable. He will take some time in adjusting to his new team and new league.

Giroud should be starting this time around. The Frenchman has had his critics during his time at Arsenal and will be looking to silence them with a goal or two !


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