Arsenal 0-0 Hull City

Highlights: Arsenal 0-0 Hull City

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Highlights: Arsenal 0-0 Hull City

Holders Arsenal contingency transport to Hull for an FA Cup fifth-round replay after unwell to spin prevalence into attainment opposite a Championship leaders.

The Gunners had dual chastisement claims denied and had chances to win a diversion by Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck.

Hull screw Eldin Jakupovic done a fibre of saves, many quite touching Joel Campbell’s free-kick on to a post.

The Tigers combined little, though shielded superbly to perplex Arsene Wenger in his 100th FA Cup diversion as Arsenal boss.

The dual sides done a sum of 19 changes between them from their prior games – 9 for Arsenal and 10 for Hull.

But Steve Bruce’s Tigers not usually finished a 14-game winning run in a FA Cup for a Gunners, they also prevented a repeat of their defeats by a Londoners in a 2014 final and final season’s third round.

Relive Arsenal’s pull with Hull

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Campbell hits a post for Arsenal

One eye on Barca?

Arsenal’s priorities positively distortion elsewhere, with Wenger’s side usually dual points off a tip of a Premier League and a revisit of Barcelona in a initial leg of their Champions League last-16 tie entrance adult on Tuesday.

Europe is quite dire for a Gunners, who have unsuccessful to go past a final 16 in any of a past 5 seasons, that meant there was no place for pivotal male Mesut Ozil in a squad, while Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez were limited to contributions from a bench.

Despite a group temperament tiny similarity to a XI that started in a 2-1 win over Leicester City final week, a Gunners were good adequate to control a diversion from start to finish and combined adequate chances to have cumulative a gentle victory.

However, a pull means Arsenal are still in with a possibility of apropos a initial group to win 3 uninterrupted FA Cups given Blackburn Rovers achieved a attainment 130 years ago.

Hull have ambitions of their own


The normal position of both sets of players shows how low Hull shielded for a 90 mins (both sides are personification upwards in their particular graphic)

It is not usually Arsenal who have distractions divided from a FA Cup this term, as Hull continue their bid to lapse to a Premier League after final season’s relegation.

Only Curtis Davies remained in a side from final week’s pull with Brighton, and a former Aston Villa defender blocked, headed and tracked runners enthusiastically alongside Alex Bruce and Harry Maguire in a defensive three.

Hull trainer Bruce could be forgiven for a pragmatism in his group selection, as his group are in a midst of a run of 10 games in 35 days, that will now turn even some-more undiluted interjection to a replay.

And while his team’s resilience with have gratified a former Birmingham City manager, he will also have been gay by a opening of 16-year-old Josh Tymon, who looked assured and stoical during left full-back.


The ‘Khaki Cup final’ during Old Trafford, in that Sheffield United kick Chelsea 3-0, was played during a First World War and in front of many uniformed soldiers

Elegant Elneny

Arsenal’s usually emanate came in front of goal, as they changed a round around with pointing to carve out 24 shots – 11 on aim – compared to a 6 shots mustered by Hull.

But they could not find a approach past Jakupovic, who authorised himself a self-congratulatory impulse after holding time out to watch a replay of one of his saves on a large shade during a Emirates.

January signing Elneny, creation usually his second start for a Gunners, put in a standout opening for a home side.

The Egypt general was always accessible for a round in midfield and commanded a gait for Arsenal from a center of a park.

And there were earnest signs from 19-year-old Nigerian Iwobi, who found copiousness of space behind striker Theo Walcott to try by balls into a undiluted Hull chastisement area, usually for a hosts to pull a vacant each time.

Man of a compare – Eldin Jakupovic


Eldin Jakupovic’s saves were a vital disproportion on a day – and he climbed in among a divided fans to share a impulse with his daughter after a game

What they said

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “The replay is not generally good news though Hull shielded really well.

“We were not satirical or accurate adequate in a flitting in a final third. As prolonged as they did not concede, they confirmed with how they played. We had 20 shots, 70% possession, though no goals.

“I can't change a referee’s decisions, usually a technical peculiarity of my team. If we have no injuries, we can cope with a fixtures.

“I consider FA Cup replays is a point of a English manners and we have to honour that.”


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Bruce on Arsenal v Hull City

Hull manager Steve Bruce: “I don’t know when we’re going to play a replay. That’s combined to a tie wreck we’ve got.

“We done 10 changes and we rode a fitness a bit, though a group deserved it for a suggestion and a 100% bid they gave.

“It bodes good when we see a strength in abyss we’ve got, given we’re going to need it.

“Josh Tymon didn’t demeanour out of his abyss and it’s good to see someone from a academy, from Hull, come in and wear a shirt.”

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic: “My tiny daughter, my father, everybody is here. We knew it would be a formidable diversion and would be urge all game. We got a 0-0 and we wish a replay will be a same.”

The stats we need to know

  • The Gunners have been forced into a replay following an FA Cup home diversion for a initial time given Jan 2011 (v Leeds).
  • Arsene Wenger’s side unsuccessful to measure in an FA Cup diversion for a initial time given Feb 2013 (0-1 v Blackburn).
  • Eldin Jakupovic done 11 saves, a many by a singular screw in a compare opposite Arsenal this season.
  • In Arsene Wenger’s 100th FA Cup compare in charge, he oversaw his 10th 0-0 pull in a competition, and initial given Jan 2009 (v Cardiff).
  • Hull kept their initial purify piece in 17 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions, given a 1-0 win in Apr 1915.
  • Arsenal’s 24 shots (including blocked) was a many they have had in a diversion but scoring this deteriorate (all competitions).

What’s next?

Arsenal have a tiny matter of a revisit of five-time European champions Barcelona on Tuesday, for a initial leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Hull go to Ipswich on Tuesday and afterwards horde Sheffield Wednesday on Friday in a Championship.

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