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The referee ends the match.
Mikel Arteta fouled by Ahmed Elmohamady, the ref awards a free kick.
Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.
Centre by Liam Rosenior.
Foul by Nacho Monreal on Jake Livermore, free kick awarded.
Unfair challenge on Mathieu Flamini by Mohamed Gedo results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.
Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.
Ahmed Elmohamady restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jack Wilshere.
Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.
Mikel Arteta is brought on as a substitute for Aaron Ramsey.
Mathieu Flamini makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Santi Cazorla.
Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Mohamed Gedo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Yannick Sagbo.
(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Jack Wilshere coming on for Tomas Rosicky.
(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Theo Walcott coming on for Nicklas Bendtner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Shot by Tom Huddlestone. Blocked by Carl Jenkinson.
Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady.
Ahmed Elmohamady takes the free kick.
Yannick Sagbo fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Jake Livermore. Wojciech Szczesny catches the ball.
Santi Cazorla takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by James Chester.
Short corner worked by Santi Cazorla.
Nicklas Bendtner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Liam Rosenior is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Brady.
George Boyd comes on in place of Danny Graham.
Carl Jenkinson restarts play with the free kick.
Mesut Ozil fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick.
Header at goal by Nicklas Bendtner goes right of the post.
Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal. Parried by Allan McGregor back into danger.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Jenkinson by David Meyler.
Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.
Yannick Sagbo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Nacho Monreal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mesut Ozil.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Flamini on Yannick Sagbo.
Mesut Ozil scores a left footed goal. Arsenal 2-0 Hull.Assist by Aaron Ramsey.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
James Chester manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Tomas Rosicky.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Robbie Brady produces a cross.
Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
Mathieu Flamini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Sagbo.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.
Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.
Tom Huddlestone delivers the ball.
Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance.
Header by Per Mertesacker goes over the bar.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Allan McGregor parries the ball away.
Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.
Nacho Monreal produces a cross.
Headed chance falls to Danny Graham. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.
Free kick crossed by Robbie Brady.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Per Mertesacker on Danny Graham.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a block.
Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by Maynor Figueroa.
The official flags Yannick Sagbo offside.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by Nicklas Bendtner, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Danny Graham.
Centre by David Meyler.
Unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomas Rosicky on Maynor Figueroa.
Shot by Mesut Ozil. Parried by Allan McGregor back into danger.
Short corner taken by Mesut Ozil.
Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.
Aaron Ramsey takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Header at goal by Laurent Koscielny.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.
Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross.
Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.
Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
Mathieu Flamini has an effort at goal. Blocked by Maynor Figueroa.
Clearance made by Mathieu Flamini.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Ramsey.
Nicklas Bendtner heads the ball into the goal. Arsenal 1-0 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Carl Jenkinson.
Nacho Monreal makes a clearance.
The match gets underway.
Bruce backs Arsenal for the title
Hull boss Steve Bruce believes that Wednesday night's opponents Arsenal have what it takes to win the Barclays Premier League.
The Gunners are four points at clear ahead of the game at the Emirates and Bruce, who won the title three times while at Manchester United, is impressed with Arsene Wenger's side.
"Absolutely they can win the league," he said. "We're a third of the way through so why can't they? They'll be like anybody else, hoping their big players stay fit, but when you look at their squad they're a match for anybody.
"The problem with Arsenal is how do you set up against them? They're fluid in their movement and their interplay. They interchange positions...where does Jack Wilshere play? where does Mesut Ozil play?
"There's a freedom that makes it very, very difficult.
"Mr Wenger, who I've got the hugest respect for, has produced another fantastic football team who are going to be there or thereabouts and in (Aaron) Ramsey they've got the outstanding player in the Premier League."
It is a far cry from his appearances last season, which led to many question Wenger for offering the Wales international a new deal.
"At the time I had no doubt. I always felt he had a good attitude, good basic qualities and will come out of that bad patch in a strong way," he said.
"Don't get me wrong, I didn't predict he would score as many goals as that but I was always confident he would make a good career.
"When you are a midfielder you want to defend well, you want to attack well and you want to give assists and score goals. That is how good you can be.
"At the moment he does all of these four things very well and he can still improve."
An aspect of Arsenal's play which has also got better this season is at the back where Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have impressed, meaning club captain Thomas Vermaelen has rarely started.
"It's tough to leave Vermaelen out because of his quality, his attitude and his influence at the club," the Frenchman said.
"It's a difficult decision to make because he is a top-class player.
"He certainly suffers but he handles it with great dignity and great professionalism.
"I'm not concerned that he might move in January because if he wants to do that he will come and see me, which he has not done."
James Chester has recovered from a hamstring injury and looks set to start for the visitors, while the north Londoners will be without Bacary Sagna, with Carl Jenkinson set to deputise.
Midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby remain sidelined with knee injuries.
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