Arsenal started the game with Alexis Sanchez playing upfront on his own while Granit Xhaka started on the bench. However the move paid off as Sanchez found a way to net in just 17th minute to put Arsenal 1-0 up. Hull City were reduced to 10 men when Livermore was sent off just before the break but Sanchez missed the penalty. However Arsenal did scored second goal of the day just after the break.
Hull City 1-3 Arsenal Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
17′ 0 – 1 Alexis Sanchez scores in just 17th minute to put Arsenal on their way to comfortable win against Hull City.
41′ 0 – 1 Jake Livermore (Straight Red Card)
41′ 0 – 1 Alexis Sanchez (Missed penalty)
55′ 0 – 2 Theo Walcott scored his 100th goal just after the break to give Arsenal a comfortable edge.
79′ 1 – 2 Robert Snodgrass continue superb run of goal scoring form as he brought Hull back into the game albeit momentarily.
83′ 1 – 3 Alexis Sanchez wrapped up the three points with a late goal.
Match Highlights (English)
Hull City has a made superb start to the season after so many troubles off the field. They have 7 points on the table and playing at home they will fancy their chances against what looks like a very unpredictable side. Hull City also confirmed Mike Phelan as their manager after good run of results and if they can continue to fight the way they have shown in the opening four matches they will cause problems for most sides in the league.
Team News & Lineups: Arsenal’s 1-1 result against Paris Saint Germain in the midweek was kind of lucky as they struggled for most part in that game but it was expected as Arsene Wenger made several changes in the starting lineup. Against Hull City we can expect a full strength side with Giroud likely to start upfront while Alexis Sanches, Ozil and Ox-Chamberlain to start in attacking roles alognside Xhaka and Cazorla starting in the midfield.
Hull City will lienup with Abel Hernandez playing upfront while Diomande and Snodgrass playing in supporting roles. Mayler, Huddlestone and Clucas to play in central midfield roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match predictions: Arsenal look shaky at the back and there is always a mistake in their defence but going forward they are starting to get their act together. Olivier Giroud will be key in this kind of game and I expect him to hit the target in what could be a narrow win for Arsenal.