Arsenal take on Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, hoping to avenge the demons of last weekend’s collapse against Chelsea. It’s the first match in a run of five which will surely shape Arsenal season and, perhaps, the future of Arsene Wenger.
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Match: Arsenal v Hull City
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 11 Feb 12:30
Here’s how we think Arsenal will line up:
GK) Petr Cech
The goalkeeper is suddenly under pressure after his error allowed Cesc Fabregas to score the third goal against Chelsea last weekend. Petr Cech didn’t have a very good afternoon against the Blues but despite the calls for the Czech stopper to be dropped, we expect him to keep his place.
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RB) Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin didn’t have the best of afternoons against Chelsea either. The Spaniard was subbed off early on with a head injury but the Spaniard trained on Friday and we predict a start for the right-back.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny will undoubtedly start for the Gunners on Saturday. The Frenchman should skipper the side despite his recent comments about Arsene Wenger which the club claims were misconstrued.
CB) Shkodran Mustafi
The German didn’t have the best of afternoons against Chelsea either but should keep his place. Shkodran Mustafi’s form has dipped a little of late and will need to pick it up with the tough fixtures ahead.
LB) Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard should keep his place at left-back. Nacho Monreal actually played pretty well against Chelsea but will be hoping for a slightly quieter match defensively.