Arsenal predicted XI v Hull. Injuries will force a makeshift defence for the Gunners, can they hold out against Hull?
Arsenal host Hull this weekend as they look to get their season back on track. A number of injuries to key players means Arsene Wenger will have some big decisions to make, but the Frenchman will surely accept nothing short of victory against the Tigers on Saturday.
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Here is how we believe Arsenal will line up against Hull:
GK) Wojciech Szczesny
Arsenal’s Pole in the goal, with Ospina injured he is a definite starter; if he wasn’t already.
LB) Kieran Gibbs
Nacho Monreal is fit again, but Gibbs should still get the nod, especially as Monreal may be needed for centre-back cover.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Arsenal’s only available first team centre-back, a guaranteed starter. He will be required to keep order at the back for Arsenal.
CB) Isaac Hayden
The youngster may get the nod ahead of Nacho Monreal after a solid performance against Southampton in the Capital One Cup. If not then the Spaniard will slot into the position he played most during pre-season.
RB) Hector Bellerin
With Mathieu Debuchy injured and Calum Chambers unavailable due to suspension, Bellerin is the only option available to the Gunners this weekend.