Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Hull City (H)

Well after our brief blip against United we're back on track with wins in both the Champions League and the Premier League. Tomorrow we're back in action against Hull City and the early news is that Bacary Sagna has a tight hamstring so will not take part. Arsene Wenger said beforehand that he was going to rotate but I don't think full backs were quite what he had in mind. 

With that in mind Carl Jenkinson will step in to cover and hopefully he'll play a bit better than his last outing against Chelsea. I think we may see starts for Walcott and Flamini after coming on from the bench at the weekend. Ozil may also start on the bench with Cazorla sitting behind Giroud. 

I don't really care about Hull team news because I know nothing about them. What I do know is they'll be flying high after beating Liverpool at the weekend so could be dangerous. They have experimented with different combinations in defence this season but I don't think they'll play with a 3 man back line against us. If they do Walcott will have his chance to wreck havoc.

This game offers he chance to rotate and rest ahead of a tricky string of matches against Everton, Napoli, City and Chelsea in that order. Those 4 games could determine our season, we sit 4 points clear at the top but playing those three along with a game where we need something in Naples could leave us playing catch up.

Looking at those fixtures 3 points in this game will keep us top with our lead and could prove vital following this tricky period we have on the horizon. COYG!