After going into the halftime break down 3-0, Hull City have pull a goal back to make it 3-1 after Stephen Quinn headed home past David Ospina from just outside the six-yard box.


Arsenal took a 3-0 lead against Hull City in the Monday Night English Premier League fixture. A brace from Alexis Sanchez and another from Aaron Ramsey have given the Gunners a comfortable lead heading into the halftime break.

Arsenal are heading into a 12th win in 14 games.

Sanchez gave Arsene Wenger’s side the lead from a deflected free-kick that beat Steve Harper in the 29th minute of play, before midfielder Aaron Ramsey fended off an ankle knock to add a second four minutes later. Arsenal scored a third goal shortly before the halftime break through Sanchez, who beat the Hull City back with his pace before rounding the advancing Harper.

May 4, 2015 (Sporting Alert) — There is no place again in the starting lineup for Theo Walcott as Arsenal travel to The KC Stadium to take on Hull City in an English Premier League fixture on Monday night.

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Arsenal forward Theo Walcott
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

Walcott will again start on the substitutes bench alongside Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Manager Arsene Wenger has decided to go into the game unchanged from the last outing.

This means that Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey all start for the Gunners, who can join Manchester City on 70 points with a win tonight, as the battle for second place continues.

Arsenal tied 0-0 with Chelsea in the last outing.

“We have created momentum which we want to keep going. Tonight is one of the opportunities with one of our two games in hand to take second,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said ahead of the clash.

“When you come out of a season with positive vibes you enter the next one with confidence.”

In the meantime, Hull City, who are fighting for Premier League survival, are also unchanged, but manager Steve Bruce has his top scorer Nikica Jelavic back on the bench after he was sidelined for almost two months due to surgery.

Hull City have won their last two fixtures, while Arsenal come into this game as winners of four of the last five.

“When you play against your big boys, you have to be at your maximum. We’ve managed to do that in our last few games but can we do it again? Arsenal are the form team at the moment,” Bruce said.

“They have got great players – they have got clever players up front and it’s imperative we don’t let them play in gaps.

“We’ve given ourselves a good chance to survive now – everyone is performing at the bottom now.”

Hull City are just one point from the bottom three and would welcome another three points.

Hull City: Harper, Chester, Dawson, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn, Brady, N’Doye, Aluko. Subs: McGregor, Rosenior, Bruce, Meyler, Hernandez, Jelavic, Robertson.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini.


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert. Covers events from the teams in London, including Chelsea and Arsenal.

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