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Hull City V Arsenal: Confirmed Lineups, Walcott Starts

HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal goes past Mohamed Diame of Hull City during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Hull City and Arsenal at KC Stadium on March 8, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Arsenal travel to the KCOM Stadium today to take on a Hull side that have made a very impressive start to the season.

Still without a permanent manager, the Tigers have have won seven points from their opening four games under interim boss Mike Phelan, and have played very well despite having a threadbare squad.

Despite signing six players just before the transfer window closed last month, Phelan seems to have settled on a preferred lineup, and that remains the case today.

Record signing Ryan Mason will have to wait for his first start for the club, as will the likes of Markus Henriksen and Will Keane as Phelan names an unchanged lineup for the fifth game in a row.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Robert Snodgrass of Hull City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Hull City at Turf Moor on September 10, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

For the away side today, though the last performances have not been up to scratch, a late winner against Southampton and highly respectable draw at PSG mean Arsenal come into this game in good form results-wise.

Granit Xhaka continues on the bench for the Gunners today – Arsene Wenger has outlined his plans for the Swiss international for this season, but the manager is persvering with the partnership of Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin today.

Olivier Giroud misses out through injury, though Theo Walcott is fit enough to play having missed the game at the Parc des Princes. As expected, Petr Cech comes back in for David Ospina in goal.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 13: Alex Iwobi of Arsenal holds of Marco Verratti of PSG during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC at Parc des Princes on September 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Referee: Roger East

Last Season: Hull 0 – Arsenal 4 (Giroud (2), Walcott (2) – FA Cup 4th round replay, 8/3/2016

Recent Form:

Hull City: W  W  W  L  D

Arsenal: L  D  W  W  D

Selected Match Odds: Hull: 5/1  Draw: 3/1  Arsenal: 8/13

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.