Arsenal entertain West Ham at the Emirates tonight in a bid to return to the fourth position on the log.
The gunners returned to the fourth position on the log following a 3-1 victory over West Ham at the Emirates in the mid-week after fellow fourth place contender Everton fell to a 3-2 defeat to the hands of relegation threatened Crystal Palace.
Arsene Wenger who fielded his oldest Premier League side in 10 years (average age 29 years 188 days) against West Ham. said after the match that…
“Experience helps you to deal better with pressure because you know what is expected and you can focus in a more efficient way to express your potential,”
Going by the statement of the boss, would you expect the Frenchman to again field this same squad against Hull City? well below is my predicted starting XI against the Tigers…
Wojciech Szczesny will defintiely return in goal for Arsenal against Hull City.
Bacary Sagna: The Frenchman When fit is Wenger’s first choice any day and will equally be a sure bet for Easter Sunday’s Lunch time kick-0ff against Hull City at the KC stadium.
Thomas Vermaelen: The Arsenal skipper is set to make his fourth straight appearance, after playing the full back position in our last win. With Kieran Gibbs still out with a groin/hamstring problem and Monreal being a doubt, The Belgian is expected to once again fill in the full back position as he did against West Ham.
Per Mertesacker: Mertesacker has played 48 times in all competition so far for the gunners. The BFG is also another sure bet for Easter Sunday’s Lunch time kick-off against Hull City at the KC stadium.
Laurent Koscielny: The Frenchman returned from injury and took part in our last match against West Ham at the Emirates where he paired with Mertesacker at the heart of the Arsenal defence. with Gibbs still out and Monreal being a doubt this would most likely force captain Vermaelen to the left full back side of the defence while Koscielny will remain in the middle as in our last match at the Emirates.
Mathiue Flamini: Following his suspension which lead to the Frenchman being dropped for Arsenal’s last couple of games, the player has had enough rest and is likely to return and will feature in the starting line-up against Hull City. Resting Arteta who has had a long run of play time in his absence.
Kim Kallstrom: Rumours are again suggesting that the on-loan midfielder is set to make his second start for the gunners in Easter Sunday’s Lunch time kick-0ff against Hull City at the Emirates. Replacing Mikel Arteta who played all 120 minutes against Wigan last weekend and another 90 against West Ham.
Santiago Carzola: The Spaniard would yet again make another appearance for the gunners against Hull City on Easter Sunday’s Lunch time kick-0ff, and he is likely to have a good game with the return of Ramsey back into the Arsenal midfield set to raise his game once again as the two have in the past worked well together in the middle of the park as well as going forward.
Aaron Ramsey: Rambo started our game against Wigan last weekend and despite picking up a knock in the game, still made it in the side that thrashed West Ham in the mid-week at the Emirates. The PFA nominee will most probably start the game against Hull City at the KC stadium.
Lukas Podolski: The German started our last match against West Ham and bagged a brace. He is looking sharp in front of goal lately and am sure the boss would fancy him with a couple more goal(s) for us against Hull City. For this reason am sure would earn him a place in the starting line up.
Giroud: Giroud has started 32 of Arsenal’s 34 Premier League matches so far. The Frenchman had a great game at the Emirates as Arsenal thrashed West Ham 3-1. The striker had his name on the score sheet with a fantastic effort. Being a proffered option for Wenger so far this season it is expected that he would once again make the starting line up against Hull City at the KC Stadium.