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Arsenal are missing full-back Bacary Sagna against Hull at the Emirates Stadium.

Sagna has a hamstring injury so Carl Jenkinson is set to start, while striker Lukas Podolksi is expected back in training this week after recovering from a hamstring injury of his own.

Midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby remain sidelined with knee injuries.

Meanwhile, Hull defender James Chester is set for his first appearance since September.

Chester has been out with a hamstring problem for over two months but has trained for the past fortnight and looks set to replace the suspended Curtis Davies.

Striker Matty Fryatt also returns to the matchday squad having returned to the club following a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

Prior to Sunday, few would have considered this anything but an easy home win.

But after seeing off Liverpool, Hull will be buoyant.

They may need reminding, though, that only one of their five wins has come on the road where they have scored five and conceded 13.

Stat of the game: Arsenal have kept five clean sheets in their last six games in all competitions, conceding just one goal in the other match, against Manchester United.

Arsenal (Possible, 4-2-31): Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Walcott, Özil, Ramsey; Giroud.
Out: Sanogo (back), Sagna, Podolski (both hamstring), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaby (both knee).

Hull (Possible, 4-1-3-2): McGregor; Elmohamady, Chester, Bruce, Figueroa; Huddlestone; Koren, Livermore, Boyd; Meyler, Sagbo.
Out: Aluko (Achilles), McShane, Quinn (both hamstring), Davies (suspended).

Referee: Andre Marriner. Matches: 10, R4 Y41.

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