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Arsenal - Hull City
Premier League - 11 February 2017
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FULL TIME: It's Sanchez at the double as Arsenal win 2-0 after a controversial opener and a late penalty. Hull finish the game with ten men after Clucas is sent off for handball.
- Goal by penaltyAlexis SánchezArsenal
GOAL! Sanchez fires in the penalty low to the keeper's right to surely seal victory.
- Red cardSam ClucasHull City
RED CARD: Clucas is off for handball ironically after clearing a header off the line. Sanchez had put a great ball in for Perez whose header was blocked. And it is a penalty to Arsenal.
Squeaky bum time at the Emirates as Arsenal cling on, lots of pinball around the Arsenal box.
CHANCE! From a corner from the right, Diomande fires a bullet header over the bar. He appeared to take his eye off the ball.
Coquelin is penalised for handball midway in the Arsenal half. Evandro's cross finds Ranocchia whose header is comfortable for Cech.
- OffAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal
- OnLucas PérezArsenal
Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has had a decent game, makes way for Perez.
- OffAlex IwobiArsenal
- OnDanny WelbeckArsenal
Welbeck is on for the remaining eight minutes.
Hull have a corner from the right. It is floated to the near post for Niasse and his header nestles in the side-netting, that was a nervy moment for the home fans.
- OffTom HuddlestoneHull City
- OnAdama DiomandeHull City
Huddlestone, a former Spurs player, gets jeered as he makes way for Diomande in Hull's final throw of the dice.
- Yellow cardAlexis SánchezArsenal
Sanchez is booked for simulation after going down under minimal contact from Ranocchia.
Hull have a free-kick 40 yards out after a foul by Coquelin on N-Diaye. The ball is flicked on by Maguire but it goes over the bar.
The game is in danger of petering out unless Hull show more attacking intent, the home side are passing the ball around comfortably.
- Yellow cardAndrea RanocchiaHull City
Ranocchia is cautioned for catching Sanchez on his foot, the Chilean gingerly gets to his feet.
- OffTheo WalcottArsenal
- OnMohamed ElnenyArsenal
Walcott makes way for Elneny who returns after Africa Cup of Nations duty with Egypt, who reached the final.
A wonderful fizzing long ball from Ozil which Sanchez just fails to control in the box.
- OffOmar ElabdellaouiHull City
- OnAhmed Al-MuhamadiHull City
Elmohamady is on for Elabdellaoui for the remaining 24 minutes..
WAYWARD EFFORT: N'Diaye tries his luck from 30 yards but his skewed effort is blazed over.
Elmohamady is preparing to come on for the Tigers, who need a spark going forward.
We are approaching the midway point of the second half, not too many clear cut chances to shout about. Summed up by a tame effort from Walcott from a tight angle.
- OffKamil GrosickiHull City
- OnEvandroHull City
Brazilian Evandro is on for Grosicki.
Ozil passes the ball to Iwobi on the edge of the box and his curling effort as he leans back goes over.
The game has got tetchy in the past few minutes, N'Diaye is penalised for a foul near the Arsenal box after a loose ball by Mustafi.
- Yellow cardKieran GibbsArsenal
Gibbs is booked for a foul on Markovic 30 yards out, he was the last man there. The Hull players wanted a red.
- Yellow cardTheo WalcottArsenal
The red mist has descended on Walcott who goes toe-to-toe over Maguire over some barging, he throws the ball away then gets booked.
GOOD SAVE! Markovic floats in a cross for Niasse whose drive inside the box is beaten away by Cech for a corner. The set piece falls to Maguire but his header from distance goes well over.
It has bee a fairly pedestrian start to the second period, lots of misplaced passes from both sides.
Coquelin makes his way back onto the field as the game resumes.
Coqeulin looks in a bad way and is getting treatment, Egyptian midfielder Elneny is warming up.
Oxlade-Chamberlain makes a darting run towards goal and hammers a low shot from 25-yards wide, in the buildup Coquelin went down injured after getting a kick on the knee.
KICKOFF: Arsenal get the second period underway.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Arsenal have dominated in terms of chances created and lead courtesy of a controversial Sanchez goal where he put the ball in with his hand from close range.
TV replays show referee Mark Clattenburg had a discussion with his assistant before awarding Sanchez's goal, maybe they thought it was not deliberate handball.
Arsenal's first half display has been better than their flat performances against Watford and Chelsea - and they have created more chances - but they need to be wary of the visitors' threat on the break.
Markovic and Coquelin are involved in some handbags after a crunching challenge from behind from the Frenchman. The ex-Liverpool man did not appreciate Coquelin's attempt at an apology.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has played well in his deeper Pirlo role and hit some nice long-range passes.
Hull are furious with the linesman, the ball certainly went in off the Chilean's extended arm as the keeper tried to hack the ball away.
- GoalAlexis SánchezArsenal
GOAL! Gibbs' effort is blocked on the line from Robertson and Sanchez pokes in the rebound from close range with his hand.
Great block from Clucas in the box to stop Walcott's drive, it did appear to strike his hand but it was not deliberate.
The visitors are getting plenty of joy down the left with Grosicki, who has linked well with Niasse in the first half.
Heart-in-the-mouth stuff from Hull, Huddlestone with a backpass to Jakupovic whose first touch is poor but he hacks the ball away for a throwin near his goal line.
The possession stats are 50-50 but the home side have created more opportunities.
Ozil's corner is blocked by Ranocchia for a corner. The set piece falls to Sanchez whose header is saved but the Chilean is flagged off-side.
OZIL CHANCE! Sanchez puts in a pinpoint cross for Ozil who slashes at it and his volley from inside the box goes over. He takes a kick at the turf in frustration.
You can hear the groans from the home fans urging their fans to shoot and showing their frustration when a move breaks down, it seems to be a nervy atmosphere.
Gibbs, making his first league appearance since Boxing Day, goes on a mazy run into the box but cannot get a cross away.
Silva will be satisfied with how his side have started the game and soaked up the pressure they have faced from the home side.
Sanchez was on his knees after that miss, he knows he should have hti the target from there.
SANCHEZ EFFORT: Oxlade-Chamberlain does well to thread the ball through to Coquelin, it falls to Sanchez who cuts inside and near the penalty shot he fires a shot agonisingly wide of the post.
BELLERIN MISS: A patient move from Arsenal around the box leads to Bellerin exchanging passing with Walbott before slicing a shot wide from inside the area, he should have found the target.
GOOD SAVE! A wonderful cross from Grosicki with the outside of his foot finds Niasse at the far post and his header forces Cech to top the ball over. The corner comes to nothing though.
Hull are seeing more of the ball now and look to have settled.
Good break from Hull, Niasse finds Robertson who made a lung-bursting run before sending in a low cross but Cech gathers.
SANCHEZ EFFORT: Coquelin lofts the ball over the top for Sanchez, but the Chilean under pressure from Ranocchia hits his shot straight at the keeper.
CHANCE: Hull gift the ball to the home side, Ozil trades passes with Iwobi before his drive is straight at the defender. That was a bit of a waste.
N'Diaye wins a corner after his cross is blocked. The set piece is cleared by Mustafi though.
Hull's 4-5-1 looks to be working defensively at the moment, they look organised.
Wenger is serving the final game of his four-match touchline ban today for pushing the fourth official.
A frenetic start, Bellerin's cross is put behind for a corner. Ozil's delivery is cleared to Coquelin on the edge of the box who scuffs a volley wide.
Coquelin and Oxlade-Chamberlain look to be sitting in front of the defence, it's perhaps surprising that Elneny was not brought in.
KICKOFF: The Tigers, in their black shirts, get the game underway.
Five minutes till kick-off at a snowy Emirates..
Wenger's side have seven victories from their past eight Premier League games with Hull since losing to the Tigers in September 2008 at the Emirates.
Silva has an impressive record against the top six in the Premier League, beating Liverpool, drawing with Manchester United and losing to runaway leaders Chelsea.
With the Hull game closely followed by the clash with Bayern Munich in midweek, Wenger said this is the ideal time to revive their stuttering campaign: “We come out of two disappointing results after a very difficult week. So what I mean when I say that is the way that we respond in a united way to a difficult moment in the season. It is a very sensitive moment because we come out of a big disappointment," he told Sky Sports. "It is an interesting point of the season as well because it is how you respond to that will decide our season."
The Twitter war between Gary Neville and Arsenal supporters continues..
It's just one change for Arsenal from the defeat at Chelsea with Gibbs replacing Monreal at left-back, while Bellerin starts despite the collision with Alonso last Saturday.
Silva is forced into two changes from last Saturday’s 2-0 win against Liverpool with Markovic and Niasse starting in place of the injured Evandro and Hernandez.
ARSENAL: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin, Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis...Subs: Ospina, Monreal, Gabriel, Elneny, Lucas, Welbeck, Giroud. /// HULL: Jakupovic, Elabdellaoui, Ranocchia, Maguire, Robertson, Huddlestone, N'Diaye, Markovic, Grosicki, Clucas, Niasse...Subs: Meyler, Maloney, Diomande, Marshall, Elmohamady, Tymon, Evandro.
It has been a quite a February for Arsene Wenger's side: Defeats to Watford and Chelsea, growing unrest from fans, Oxlade-Chamberlain denying he deliberately liked a tweet calling for the manager to be sacked, and reports that the Frenchman has been offered a two-year contract. A perfect opportunity today to ease the pressure perhaps.
Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of Arsenal v Hull. Can The Gunners end their run of back-to-back defeats or will the Tigers continue their resurgence under Marco Silva? Kick-off is at 12:30 GMT.