Arsenal will be looking to return to their winning ways and their defence of the FA Cup when they travel to the KC Stadium tonight for their 5th round replay against Steve Bruce’s Hull City following the scoreless draw at the Emirates last month.
The Gunners meanwhile are not happy to be playing the Championship title chasing side in their busy schedule as they approach the match not having won in their last five outings.
Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin will be missing following his red card in the match against Tottenham at the weekend and will join a long list of injured players unavailable for the match who includes Petr Cech, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and long-term injury concerns Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky.
If fortune is to smile on Arsenal they may be lucky and have Laurent Koscielny back after the calf injury that forced him to miss the Spurs game, but with a tough run-in ahead of them as they chase Leicester City and the Premier League title, Arsene Wenger may be tempted to rest several starters including Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.
With what we have just said in mind here is our predicted line-up for what may still be the Gunners best chance of silverware this season.
Arsenal starting XI: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs, Flamini, Elneny, Campbell, Iwobi, Walcott, Giroud