Three things we learnt from Hull City 1-4 Arsenal
A brief, late scare did leave Gunners fans nervous, but Arsenal did eventually score the goals to secure them the three points away to Hull City. Now, Arsene Wenger’s men are on to three consecutive league wins, and momentum is slightly starting to build in their camp ahead of Chelsea visiting the Emirates next weekend.
The North London outfit began their match in quick fashion. Alexis gave them the lead, deflecting an Alex Iwobi effort into the net, before he then missed a penalty and a big chance to make it 2-0. Jake Livermore had been shown a straight red for using his hands to block a goal-bound Francis Coquelin effort. Theo Walcott made it two after the break, after a lovely back-heel assist from Iwobi. Robert Snodgrass scored a penalty late on to worry Arsenal fans, before Alexis and a 30-yard screamer from summer acquisition Granit Xhaka calmed the nerves, and gave the Gunners a deserved three points.
It was a game that the Gunners needed to win to stay in touch with Manchester City, who are setting the pace at the top of the table, but what else did we learn from the game today, at Hull City? Read on over the next couple of pages to see our assessment.
Arsenal are beginning to gain confidence and momentum
They may not be favourites for the title in most people’s eyes, but the Gunners have a strong squad and can beat anyone on their day. During this game, the North Londoner’s showed an ability to dominate away from home and raise the gears when they need to, in order to get the three points.
Three league wins in a row to send them into the top-three, and a good point away at PSG in mid-week will have raised the spirits, just in time for Chelsea visiting the Emirates next week.