Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Hull City v Arsenal in the FA Cup. We’ll bring you team news and build-up over the next 45 minutes, followed by full text commentary.
The Emirates FA Cup / 5th Round
MKM Stadium / 08.03.2016
The final whistle goes and Arsenal stroll into the next round courtesy of a 4-0 win over Hull City. The score is tough on the Tigers, who threatened to get back into it midway through the second half, but a late flurry has kept the Gunners' FA Cup hat-trick dream alive. A number of worrying injuries for the visitors is the only sour note on an otherwise excellent night for Arsene Wenger. At the KC it finishes Hull 0, Arsenal 4.
We're into added time at the KC, but this game is done.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Theo Walcott slams a shot across the keeper and into the far bottom corner. That's 4-0 to Arsenal, which is extremely harsh on Hull, but credit to the Gunners for finishing the job in style.
♫ Walcott, Walcott, Walcott, Walcott, seals da ting... ♫
Jakupovic makes a decent save from Iwobi after a classy cushioned set-up by Giroud. Arguably as big a positive for Arsenal as the win has been the performance of their centre-forward tonight.
The game has settled to a strolling face. Arsenal are cruising through and Hull are resigned to their fate.
Joel Campbell has a pop from a free-kick, but it was a long way out and his attempt sails harmlessly off-target.
Giroud's on a hat-trick and tries to find room for a shot inside the Hull box. He does manage to get an effort away, but it's easy for the goalkeeper.
Robertson replaces Odybajo for the final ten minutes for Hull.
Hull's heads have dropped. They thought they were back in this game, but Arsenal's Premier League quality in the final third has been too much for them.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Theo Walcott makes it 3-0 to Arsenal, slotting a calm finish into the far corner, but it is all about the pass from Campbell. Perfectly bisecting a host of Hull defenders, Campbell's pass created a golden chance from a move that had seemingly posed little threat. Brilliant from the Costa Rican.
Arsenal may well be heading through and keeping their dreams of an FA Cup hat-trick alive, but tonight's game has come at a cost. We'll have to wait and see how long Ramsey, Mertesacker and Gabriel are going to be out for, but Wenger didn't need this.
Reine-Adelaide replaces Ramsey.
It is scarcely believable, but Aaron Ramsey has been forced off with an injury now, walking straight down the tunnel. He's only just come on!
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GOOOAAALLL!!! Out of nowhere Olivier Giroud makes it 2-0, volleying past the goalkeeper from close-range after Walcott's dinked cross took a slight deflection to pick out the striker. 2-0 Arsenal.
Aluko has been excellent since coming on, stretching the Arsenal midfield with his pace and adding real energy.