Walcott and Campbell start: Arsenal v Hull teams

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Here are the official line-ups for today’s FA Cup 3rd round clash with Hull City.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Cazorla, Walcott, Campbell, Alexis

Subs: Martinez, Debuchy, Koscielny, Zelalem, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Maitland-Niles, Akpom

Hull City: Harper, Figueroa, Davies, Huddlestone, Brady, Maguire, McShane, Sagbo, Ince, Aluko, Quinn.

Subs: McGregor, Bruce, Meyler, Hernandez, Livermore, Dawson, Elmohamday

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Crew

Hope to see Campbell start up top with Theo and Alexis on the wings. Good attacking lineup!

Dick Swiveller

I imagine it’ll be Alexis in the middle, but God knows how that front line will actually work, lots of pace and excitement there though.

henley gooner

Should have played this 11 against Soton.

Dylan

Drool worthy attacking lineup.

North Stand

As much as I love alexis would of really like to see him rested as he’s looked very fatigued recently. Wouldn’t of minded a start for Chuba either up hey at least Theo’s back

GunnerDareMACEDONIA

me too, hope we are leading 2-0 at half time, and he gets off at 55 minutes mark he needs rest, i think akpom will replace him if everything goes as planed.

SAD GUNNER (soon to be happy i hope)

dat pace upfront

Ex-Priest Tobin

We’re playing Alexis into the ground.

Stevo

Why are we resting Debuchy? He’s one of our few fresh players and looks much more solid than Bellerin.

Dick Swiveller

I’d actually give Chambers the rest and play Debuchy at CB, we saw what happened when Chambers/Bellerin played together against Stoke, althogh maybe they’ve learnt something.

Gooneron

Let the cup run begin for Arsenal. COYG.

DialSquareGoon

That back 4 gives me no confidence whatsoever. But thats the best we can do when we rotate.

obvious stater

Why is Alexis tired? Burnley played the same entire team 6 games in a row over christmas.
Man Utd played pretty much the same team. Lots of teams did so why should Alexis be tired? He’s not.

Hope we’re 3-0 up at half time so we can see a bit of Akpom and Zelalam

Sixel

The real question is where the hell did Flamini wanish to? Did I miss something? Like a stupid skiing injury during a non existant christmas break …

MTZ

Lots of pace, but very little power. Let’s hope we don’t end up in a scenario where we’re crossing a lot, similar to the Southampton game. We’re not going to be winning a lot of headers up front today.

Dick Swiveller

Both Campbell and Sanchez are positively bullish though, a lack of height perhaps but not power.

Don Cazorleone

Don’t worry, none of them can beat the first man from a cross anyway 😉

Don Cazorleone

I say as we score directly from a corner.

mo974

Strange line up specially at the back.COYG! A win no matter how.

poirobi

What does Podolski have to do to start a game? Wenger out!

arsepedant

I really hope that’s sarcasm …

Brent

Kos on the bench? What if we need a scrappy set piece goal against Hull?

Proff Gooner

This makes me more proud to know our squad has depth in attack!

COYG!!!!

Hutch

BFG has played virtually every game since he’s been back from the World Cup.

He must be knackered.

Vonnie

BFG has payed virtually every game since he joined us, as well as the World Cup. He is knackered and I just wish people would appreciate the effort he makes even though he’s said himself that he’s not at his best. It’s not his fault there’s nobody else and he can’t have a rest.

Dick Swiveller

I think the people with brains reliase this.

Romford Pele

Merteknackered.

Deano

Thought he would have given big Per a rest and picked Kos with Chambers.

arsepedant

Problem is, Kos is in even worse shape with his Achilles.

Nacho de Montreal is tasty

Campbell needs to prove himself today. We Arsenal fans don’t know much about him as footballer other than the name of an Arsenal loaner and a goal for Pana against Man U.

Jamie

Such a makeshift team- all the way from GK to attack. The passing ability of the front 3 is non-existent .. I hope this isn’t a painful watch. COYG

luke

Can’t believe Mertesacker is starting he needs to be dropped

Nepaligooner

Wenger’s Coq should grow in stature today.!

Alexstratz

What must Mert do to deserve a rest?

dwaxpizza

Very fashionable to complain about Alexis not being rested today. Quit your whining he’s our best player!

Kentish Gooner

Nice to see Ospina in goal.

kebabsmasher

Start strong then rest? If kos and debuchy are fit enough for the bench??

Walter Raleigh

Here’s hoping Aliadiere comes off the bench to grab a couple

riku

Joel got through and out of group in world cup. Wellbeck didn’t. Come on joel! coyg

hank1979

Fuck me. Watching the game on bbc. Who dressed jimmy bullard he looks like a flying picket circa 1980.

Kevin

I’m actually hoping Theo is up front with Alexis and Campbell either seid of him. Theos one of our best finishers now Podolski is gone, a quality that is often overlooked IMO, and I’d be much more confident if he gets the one on ones. COYG!

Nolan

Wenger out!

ger

does Chambers have to be frightened every few days?

spinner

In spite of the Manager’s cluelessness, I fully expect us to win today.

Dylan

That’s the Spirit!….err i think.

Vonnie

BFG!

riku

Campbell to score

arsepedant

He should have.

Kentish Gooner

Campbell is awful and needs to be sold.

arsepedant

No, he’s not quite that bad. But if today is the best he can do, he’ll never be more than a last option.