Arsenal v Hull City: FA Cup final predicted lineups

Published May 17th, 2014 - 11:45 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

The day has come that Arsenal can finally end their long wait for a trophy as the Gunners are major favorites against Hull City in this afternoon's FA Cup final.

With another week of rest, Arsene Wenger has seen the majority of his injury issues subside and is allowed a nearly fully fit squad to choose from ahead of their most important match of the campaign this year.

Hull City as well have seen several players return but their biggest obstacle again this go around in the FA Cup is that both Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic are cup tied to former clubs West Brom and Everton and cannot participate in the final.

Yannick Sagbo will be expected to lead the line for Steve Bruce in front of what is expected to be a back four and midfield five in hopes of packing the central area to dampen Arsenal's creative presence.

Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are all set to face Hull and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is expected to retain his place in goal after a stunning effort in the penalty shootout last time out to secure the Gunners their place in the Final.

Arsenal are the favorites and will be spoken of as such the entire match, but Steve Bruce's well drilled and disciplined Hull City Tigers are no easy opponent and this could be a very long day for Arsene Wenger if his side fail to make an early breakthrough.

Arsenal XI: Fabianski; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski; Giroud.

Hull XI: Harper; Rosenior, Chester, Davies, Figueroa; Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Boyd; Sagbo.

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