LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting line-ups for the Barclays English Premier League game between Arsenal and Hull City at Emirates Stadium.
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The surprise news tonight is that Nicklas Bendtner comes in to start for Arsenal in place of Olivier Giroud, who apparently is getting a rest.
In fact, manager Arsene Wenger makes five adjustments to the side that that defeated Cardiff 3-0 in the last EPL outing, with Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky replacing Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere in midfield.
Arsenal are on top of the English Premier League table standings with 31 points, four more than second place Chelsea.
Meanwhile, for Hull City, forward Danny Graham gets a rare start, as he comes in for Robert Koren.
Elsewhere, James Chester replaces suspended skipper Curtis Davies at center-back.
Arsenal v Hull
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Rosicky, Ozil, Cazorla, Bendtner
Subs: Vermaelen, Arteta, Wilshere, Giroud, Walcott, Fabianski, Gibbs
Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Chester, Bruce, Figueroa, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Brady, Sagbo, Graham
Subs: Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Boyd, Gedo, Harper, Faye
Referee: Andre Marriner