It’s been a tougher than usual season for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with many grumblings coming from his own fans who have grown tired of second best at this stage, however they should be happy they have fourth spot in their own hands right now and another win against Hull should strengthen their grip on Champions League football for next Season.
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Hull City have lost nine of their last 10 games against Arsenal in all competitions (W1).
Nicklas Bendtner has scored in three of his four Barclays Premier League appearances against Hull City.
Arsenal have conceded 15 goals in their last five Premier League away games.
The Gunners have scored a total of one goal in their last four Premier League away games.
All of Hull’s league goals since February have come between the 30th and 50th minutes.
The Tigers have conceded only five first half goals in their last 13 Premier League outings.
All but one of Tom Huddlestone’s 11 Premier League goals (eight for Tottenham, three for Hull) have come from outside the box (nine from open play, one direct free-kick)
All 22 Premier League appearances Alex Bruce has made (16 for Hull this season, six for Birmingham in 2005-06) have come in teams where his father is the manager.
Arsenal’s Premier League win percentage with Mesut Ozil in the team (59%) is virtually the same as when he has been absent (58%) this season.
Oliver Giroud’s goal against West Ham in midweek was his 25th in the Premier League. Only seven of them have come away from home.