Following a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek in the Champions League, Arsenal return to Premier League action today with a trip to face Hull City at the KCOM Stadium.
The Gunners have lofty ambitions of putting forward a sustained Premier League title challenge this season and have added quality in the transfer window this summer to ensure strength in depth.
Arsenal have won their last two Premier League games against Watford and Southampton, which has nullified a slow start to the new campaign.
A win away to Mike Phelan’s men would keep Arsene Wenger’s charges close to the division frontrunners, with the North London side looking to go on a long winning run.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) September 17, 2016
The French coach has opted to make a number of interesting team selections for today’s clash against Hull.
Midweek hero David Ospina has returned to the substitutes’ bench, with Petr Cech restored to the starting XI.
Granit Xhaka continues on the bench as Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin dominate midfield, while Theo Walcott returns to the starting XI.
Olivier Giroud stil has not started a game this season and Alexis Sanchez will play in the slightly unorthodox role as furthest man forward.
Arsenal Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Cazorla, Conquelin; Iwobi, Ozil, Walcott; Sanchez