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FIVE things Arsenal must do to make it eight wins in a row v Hull

The last time these two sides met was that fascinating FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.

Hull had taken a surprise two goal lead inside the opening ten minutes, but the Gunners fought back to win the trophy after a 3-2 win – Aaron Ramsey scoring the winner in extra time.

It was Arsenal’s seventh consecutive victory in all competitions over the Tigers in only their 19th competitive meeting.

But can they make it eight in a row against Steve Bruce’s men? Here’s FIVE things they’ll need to do to make sure they don’t slip up at the Emirates this time around…

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Arsenal lifting the 2014 FA Cup[/ffc-gallery]

Play Joel Campbell

Joel Campbell

Despite an impressive season on loan at Olympiakos last season and then enjoying a brilliant World Cup with Costa Rica in the summer, Campbell is still waiting for his first start for Arsenal.

The striker has proven he can perform on the world’s biggest stage and, with the Gunners only having Danny Welbeck to rely on up front, perhaps it’s time Arsene Wenger handed Campbell the chance he desperately craves.

He made a cameo performance off the bench against Everton earlier in the season, but now’s the time to really see what he’s all about in the Premier League.

Stay tight at the back

Arsenal Training

The Gunners may have only conceded five goals in their last seven meetings with the Tigers, but they’ve only managed one clean sheet form their opening seven top-flight fixtures this term.

Hull, on the other hand, have netted 11 goals and are enjoying themselves going forward, which means the likes of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny should expect to be busy on Saturday and will need to be on top of their game.

If they can shut Hull out then they should come away with all three points.

Keep Mohamed Diame quiet

Mohamed Diame

Mohamed Diame has been sensational for Hull since joining from West Ham on the summer transfer deadline day.

Three goals in three games means already Hull’s second top scorer in the league so far this season, just one behind leading scorer Nikica Jelavic.

He’s a dangerous powerhouse in midfield and will need to be kept quiet if the Gunners are to have any hope of winning the game.

Give the ball to Danny Welbeck


Danny Welbeck appears to have settled in nicely to life at Arsenal after his £16million summer switch from Man United.

His first career treble in the 5-1 win over Galatasary in the Champions League proved just how prolific he can be if given the right service.

Hull haven’t kept a clean sheet since the opening day of the season and have shipped a whopping 11 goals since then, meaning Welbeck should be confident of adding to his Gunners tally on Saturday.

Let Wilshere dictate from deep

Jack Wilshere

Wilshere still has a lot to learn in his new role as a defensive midfielder, but he’s slowly growing in to the position and making a difference from deep.

When the England international is on his game he be one of the most influential players on the pitch and will pull the strings with ease from deep.

He’s already got himself a goal and an assits so far this season and will be itching to add to those tallies with antother good performance for the Gunners on Saturday afternoon.

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