Arsenal vs. Hull City – Premier League Match Preview

Posted by: Amir Houshangi

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Arsenal kicks off a difficult and congested December month by facing arguably the weakest team we will see before the new year, Hull City. Over the next few fixtures, we will face tough competition like Everton, Manchester City, Chel$ea in the league, while we also have a massive test away to Napoli in the final match of the Champions League group stage. There will be a total of 7 matches over the span of December, and our squad’s resolve will be tested.

Nevertheless, the team needs to approach each match with focus and confidence to hang on to its spot on top of the Premier League table. Hull City has actually managed a decent performance for a promoted side this season, managing 17 points through 13 matches. That currently leaves them in a better position than their promoted counterparts, lowly Crystal Palace and a strong Cardiff side that we handily beat 3-0 (though, at times, a very nervy affair).

Hull just came off a 3-1 victory over Liverpool, and will provide some difficult spells if we do not control possession. Their standouts are Irish midfielder Robbie Brady and Ivory Coast international striker, Yannick Sagbo, and they have some other quality that will be displayed today. Fortunately, the team also has a sp*rs reject that will probably score an own goal and be a useless twat.

For Arsenal, Arsene has really talked up rotating the squad. One omission from the match today is Bacary Sagna, who will sadly miss the match due to a hamstring issue. It’s a blow to our consistent and efficient back line, but fortunately, we have adequate depth to slot in. Carl Jenkinson was targeted when we lost to Dortmund at home, but he is quality and fast in his position. The Corporal is an underrated backup and remains an important piece in our squad.

Other rotations will likely be seen, but hopefully, our squad can stay fit and well-rested for the tough slate of matches we have coming up. Our form has been excellent lately, but getting through December dropping little or no points would leave us in a very strong position for the second half of the season. Until then, let’s all lend some vocal support to The Arsenal and sing them onto victory.

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