Our match prediction:
Arsenal and Hull City meet in the repeat of the 2014 FA Cup final, with the two sides also squaring off in round three of last year's competition. Having won both of those ties, the Gunners are odds-on favourites to make it three in a row and secure their progress into the quarter-final. The last-gasp win over Premier League leaders Leicester City has served as a major boost for Arsene Wenger's charges and even though the manager is expected to rest some key men ahead of the Champions League clash against Barcelona, the under-strength side can be trusted to get the job done. Hull City were not exactly predicted a great season this term, but the Tigers impressed to climb to the Championship summit, and they are now fully focused on securing another promotion to the Premier League. With important league ties coming thick and fast for Steve Bruce's side, chances are they will not give their all in the Emirates clash, and we are, therefore, backing Arsenal to progress.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.