Arsenal take on Hull with the latest live stream news, betting odds and a match preview as Steve Bruce’s side could well cause an upset at a big price of 7/1.
Eighth takes on eleventh as Arsenal welcome Hull City, the club they beat in the FA cup final, to the Emirates on Saturday.
Both sides have made solid if unspectacular starts to the season. The Gunners have won just one of their last 5 games, a 3-0 win over Aston Villa with Hull also picking up one set of three points in the same period.
SUPER SATURDAY OFFER – Pick up 5/1 on Man Utd to beat West Brom! (was 8/11)
While their form would appear to be similar, history favours the North London outfit. Hull have lost their last seven meetings with Arsene Wenger’s men.
Their last success came in a 2-1 away win in the first Premier League fixture between the sides in September 2008 while their most recent meeting, the aforementioned FA Cup final, saw the Tigers let slip a two goal lead to lose 3-2 at Wembley in extra-time.
Arsenal v Hull Live – Wenger expecting tough encounter at Emirates
“When you look at their team-sheet now, it looks like a team that could beat anybody,” said the French man.
“We expect a tough opponent. They couldn’t use [Nikica] Jelavic in the Cup last season – since then they’ve bought [Mohamed] Diame, [Abel] Hernandez and they’ve bought other good players.”
Should the Gunners maintain their proud record against Hull they will have to do so without a number of key men with Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) the latest player to join a treatment table that already includes Mesut Ozil (knee), Olivier Giroud (fractured tibia) Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) and Yaya Sanogo (hamstring).
In addition to being without those five players, Wenger will also be without the suspended Callum Chambers while Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry (both knee) are back training but not ready.
Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta (both calf) are expected to be available however Aaron Ramsey is unlikely to be fit in time.
Hull meanwhile will be without goalkeeper Allan McGregor (shoulder) and long-term absentee Robert Snodgrass.