Time To Send Hull Down

Arsenal fans have to come to terms with the fact that they are still hated. Sympathy over Aaron Ramsey’s injury is over. Now we have fans from other teams united in not wanting Arsenal to win anything.

Hull City are part of this group. Fighting a relegation battle again, this northern armpit club is desperate to put a stop to Arsenal’s title challenge. Gaining a point will be celebrated like a victory because they will know that they will have succeeded in causing Arsenal major frustration.

But this game is a grudge match. It always will be with Phil Brown in charge. He hates Arsenal and will be pumping his players up in the same way that Tiny Pulis pumped Ryan Shawcunt.

There is one Arsenal player who will be targeted by the Hull players and fans. It’s the same player that scored probably the best goal ever to be seen at The Emirates so far – Samir Nasri.

Back in December when Arsenal beat Hull 3-0 at The Emirates, Nasri was involved in an altercation with the Australian Richard Garcia. The Hull defender aggressively refused to give the ball to Nasri after Arsenal had won a free-kick. So Nasri trod on his foot. The cheating Aussie then theatrically fell to the floor and pretended to die. This led ex-Scum player Nick Barmby and a whole host of Hull thugs to grab, punch and push Nasri as if he had raped their mothers.

Two culprits as well as Barmby stand out from that melee: Craig Fagan and Stephen Cunt. Expect these three wankers to target Nasri from the off.

Stephen Cunt missed Hull’s 5-1 drubbing by Everton with a foot injury but will play with pain killers for the visit of Arsenal. No doubt he will be doing what he does best: running everywhere and harassing everyone. He will be joined by Jimmy Bullard – Hull’s pathetic answer to Cesc Fabregas. For creativity Hull will look to Geovanni but if he doesn’t play, then you know that Phil Brown’s tactics are to spoil, harass and hit Arsenal with aerial balls. It’s a reason why Arsenal need Sol Campbell.

Campbell needs 10 Premiership appearances to claim a winners medal if Arsenal become champions. So far he’s only made two appearances. There are nine games left. He will be eager to play against Hull and is ideal for the aerial assault that will hit the Arsenal back four.

Nasri is shining in the role vacated by Cesc. They have similar styles and love to start and finish attacks. Central midfield is where Nasri is most effective as was witnessed on Wednesday night.

But with Song suspended Wenger will have to play Denilson on Saturday as his holding midfield player. The young Brazilian has been poor of late resulting in him losing his place in the side. His chances of making the Brazilian World Cup squad are thin, but Saturday will represent a chance to stake a regular spot in the Arsenal first team. Remember it was Denilson’s outstanding free-kick just before half-time that gave Arsenal the lead against Hull back in December. That game also saw Hull win a soft penalty after Fagan dramatically fell to the floor. Hull missed it and the chance to equalize, leaving Arsenal to score two more.

But Hull are a different team at home. They’ve beaten Man City and drawn with Chelsea. But then Hull have also lost to Spurs at home 5-1 and drawn with Portsmouth and Wolves.

There’s a reason why Hull have only 24 points after 28 games – it’s because they’re shit! Remember that even when the commentator tells you that Hull are putting in a “spirited performance.”

Keep it Arsenal

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