Arsenal v Hull City team news & stats

Date published: Saturday 20th February 2016 9:38

Danny Welbeck: Will hope to improve on a good record against Swansea

Danny Welbeck: Will hope to improve on a good record against Swansea

Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey are among the players Hull City will be fearing if picked for Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup clash at Emirates Stadium.

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Arsene Wenger is expected to rest several of Arsenal’s key players ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League game against Barcelona, but Danny Welbeck could start after his match-winning return from injury against Leicester City last weekend.

Mohamed Elneny could make his second start for the club since his January move from FC Basel, but Gabriel misses out again through injury.

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has confirmed on-loan Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell will make his debut for the Tigers, but Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden, on loan from Arsenal, are unable to face their parent club.

Kick-off at Emirates Stadium on Saturday is at 12.45pm.

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This is the third season in a row that Arsenal have been drawn against Hull City in the FA Cup.

Alexis Sanchez has scored five goals in six starts in the FA Cup. His first goal in the competition was scored against Hull City in January 2015.

Aaron Ramsey has scored in his last three starts against Hull City in all competitions.

Arsenal have won nine and lost none of the last 10 matches against Hull City in all competitions.

Arsene Wenger has faced lower league opposition in 40 FA Cup matches, winning 31 and losing just one.

Arsenal have won 14 consecutive rounds of the FA Cup. The record is 16, which the Gunners jointly hold.

Arsenal have lost only one of their last 14 home games since losing to Olympiakos 2-3 in September (W11 D2 L1).

Hull have won four of their last five away games in all competitions (L1) including a victory over Bury at Gigg Lane in Round 4.

Hull have won just one of their last 19 FA Cup matches away from home against top-tier opposition (W2 D4 L13).

On-loan Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick for Hull in the fourth round as the Tigers disposed of Bury.

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