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3 things to look out for in the Hull City v Arsenal FA Cup tie

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Hull City and Arsenal meet at the KC Stadium in their FA Cup replay tonight, with both clubs keen to cement a place in the quarter finals.

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The Tigers were excellent in the original tie at the Emirates, frustrating their Premier League counterparts for large periods of the game to thoroughly deserve a second shot at going through.

For Arsenal, it is a must win game. Their league form has ground to a bit of a halt and their title challenge is faltering, with Leicester threatening to run away with the league Championship.

Both sides will be expected to make changes tonight as they look to maybe prioritise league or other cup competitions in favour of the FA Cup, and an open game may be on the cards given this.

Here at FLW, we take a look at THREE things to look out for in the game tonight…

1) Team selections

With Arsenal still in the Champions League and Hull firmly in contention to secure an automatic promotion place, both sides are expected to line up with plenty of new faces in the 11.

It will once again bring in to question the integrity of the famous trophy and just why teams do not seem to value winning the trophy as much as they once did.

For fans, it is a chance to see their side progress to being within one game of a trip to Wembley, and they will be hoping that whoever the 11 is on show, that they give their all and secure the win for their team.

2) Three times in a row?

For Arsenal, despite maybe having other priorities, they have the chance to progress to the quarter finals and give themselves a real chance of lifting the trophy for a third consecutive year.

Arsenal fans demand trophies, and their is nothing finer than seeing your team lift a trophy at Wembley Stadium.

They Gunners faithful will be hoping Arsene Wenger picks a good enough side to win the tie and secure a passage to take on Watford in the last 8.

3) Cup upset on the cards?

Hull reached the final of the competition two seasons ago, losing to the Gunners coincidentally.

This result will not have been forgotten, and Hull will be looking to gain revenge and progress themselves to the last 8 of the competition.

Hull will need to resolute and as solid as they have been throughout the Championship season, and will be hoping that in Abel Hernandez up top, that he can maybe provide the bit of class needed to win the game.


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