Last Updated: 20/04/14 4:07pm
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FT: It's all over at the KC Stadium and Arsenal are 3-0 winners thanks to a double from Lukas Podolski and one from Aaron Ramsey. Arsene Wenger's side have been good value for the three points and looked in control for the majority of the game. They now have a four-point cushion in the top four over Everton who host Manchester United this afternoon. Hull remain six points points above the bottom three. 0-3.
Fryatt is flagged for offside as Quinn looked to play him in on goal. Fans are starting to filter out of the ground now, but Hull will have the chance to inflict revenge at Wembley next month when the two sides meet again in the FA Cup final.
We are into the dying stages now as Sanogo swings a leg at a loose ball on the edge of the Hull area but is unable to connect. Arsenal continue to press for a fourth.
The excellent Aaron Ramsey is named as the Barclay's Man of the Match. He has been at the centre of everything good about Arsenal this afternoon and a real welcome return to the team.
Ramsey clears a Hull corner and almost sets Oxlade-Chamberlain on a quick counter attack but the winger cannot quite get it under control and his heavy first touch sees it go out for a throw-in.
Oxlade-Chamberlain steams away from Rosenior to kick-start an Arsenal attack but they are in no hurry to add a fourth and the ball is eventually played back into their own half.
Arsenal are completely at ease now as they roll the ball across the field. Oxlade-Chamberlain has given them another dimension with his pace and we have seen glimpses today of what a fully fit Arsenal team could be capable of.
Play is waved on as Ramsey is brought down by Elmohamady and Arsenal continue to push forward. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has looked sharp since his introduction, wins a free-kick and Arsenal can stay camped inside the Hull half.
At the other end, Huddlestone forces Szczesny to tip his effort over the bar after some good footwork to create an opening from the edge of the area.
Another decent chance for Arsenal as Harper gets down well to hold onto Ramsey's low strike. Oxlade-Chamberlain demonstrates his blistering pace to break into the area where Davies clips him before Ramsey hits the loose ball into the goalkeeper's arm.
CHANCE! Cazorla does look for the head of Mertesacker and the German meets it well, just nodding over the bar with Harper flying across his line.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has his first involvement as he wins a free-kick off Elmohamady on the edge of the box. Cazorla will deliver into the area with Mertesacker forward.
Giroud gets an excellent reception from the travelling fans as he leaves the pitch. He appears to have a slight limp as he walks down the tunnel so that might have influenced Arsene Wenger's thinking. Giroud was having a good game.
Boyd almost wins a corner off Mertesacker but Sagna manages to keep it in play. Quinn then comes close to reaching Rosenior's cross at the back post but it's just too heavy for him.
Hull make their second change of the afternoon as Stephen Quinn replaces Nikica Jelavic as Hull appear to be operating a more reserved set-up, perhaps in preparation for the FA Cup final.
Rosenior does well to get ahead of Giroud to clear after Monreal's cross from the left looked to find the striker's run at the near post.
Arsenal are playing some good stuff inside the Hull half. The return of Ramsey has made a real difference to their dynamic today. Podolski has also impressed again.
It's now Hull's turn to have a free-kick as Flamini takes away the legs of Livermore on the edge of their area. They look to get up the other end and start an attack but Arsenal soon win regain possession.
Ramsey is caught by Huddlestone in the middle of the park and Arsenal are awarded a free-kick which they choose to play short. The visitors are comfortable here.
CHANCE! The crossbar denies Giroud from adding a bizarre fourth. Harper hesitated with Rosenior's back pass before kicking it against Giroud. From a tight angle, the Frenchman attempted to steer it into the back of the net but the woodwork keeps him out. Big let off for Harper.
The Arsenal defence opens up and Meyler is invited forward to feed Fryatt through on goal, only for his pass to be far too heavy and Szczesny gathers.
Giroud receives a bit of treatment off the pitch for a blow to the back of his head but he looks okay to continue. The pace of the game is starting to slow now.
The corner from Huddlestone is a deep one. Hull try to force an opening but Arsenal have numerous bodies back in defence and are able to clear their lines without any real threat.
Jelavic tries to get away from Sagna in the area before getting a shot away. The Arsenal defender is able to block and Hull have a corner which Boyd will take.
That third goal really seems to have killed the atmosphere at the KC Stadium and Arsenal are now cruising as they knock the ball around defence.
Meyler comes forward for Hull but he takes his eye off the ball as Livermore returned the pass to him and the move comes to nothing. It's turned into a frustrating afternoon for Steve Bruce's side.
If there was ever any doubt, that has surely disappeared now thanks to Podolski's fourth goal in two games. Harper stopped Ramsey's low effort with his feet but there was the German to pounce on the loose ball and slot it home.
GOAL! Lukas Podolski nets his second and Arsenal's third after finishing from close-range following Harper's save! 3-0.
Fryatt is dispossessed by Monreal and Ramsey pings the loose ball forward for Giroud. The striker is unable to bring it under control with his outstretched leg and Hull are able to clear.
Monreal plays it inside for Podolski as Arsenal patiently attempt to mount an attack. Sagna eventually slips on the ball and the move breaks down.
Hull have started this half in a similar vein to the first as they look for a way back into this game. Rosenior gets down the right to deliver a cross but Monreal is able to head clear.
Fryatt is involved and causing problems in the Arsenal defence for the first time as Huddlestone's long ball picks him out in the area. He manages to get away from Sagna before trying to loop the bouncing ball over Szczesny with his head. Arsenal clear the resulting corner.
Monreal's wayward pass can only find touch before Hull look to break with Jelavic staying onside. He brings it down before holding it up but his pass for Elmohamady is too heavy and the move loses its pace.
Hearing that injury has forced Long off at the break. Hull keep their 4-4-2 shape with Fryatt partnering Jelavic up front. Arsenal have a free-kick just inside the Hull half.
Just the one change for either side at the break as Matty Fryatt replaces Shane Long up front for Hull.
Thanks also to Bradley Curtis (@bradleycurtis96) on Twitter. He says: "Just what Arsenal need, Giroud is able to play better with quality consistent midfielders around him, i.e Ramsey & Ozil!"
While Dovi Soffer on email says: "The first half shows how much we've missed Ramsey and Ozil.....pace, guile and instinctive creativity....I reckon we have more goals in us!"
On Twitter, arsenalex (@DRAGON2390) says: "Arsenal lacked quality without Ozil and Ramsey , now we've got it back we can challenge next season."
What did you make to that opening 45 minutes? Can Hull still rescue something? Get in touch! Tweet: @ryanparrish1919 or email email@example.com.
HT: Jon Moss signals for half-time and Arsenal are 2-0 ahead thanks to goals from Aaron Ramsey and Lukas Podolski. Hull have caused problems and have had their chances - Livermore hitting the post - but it is the visitors who have been the more clincial. 0-2.
Harper grabs the ball away from the outstretched leg of Giroud as Arsenal push forward looking to add a third. Boos are still ringing out from the home fans after that second goal.
The Hull fans are furious that Jelavic didn't get a free-kick in the build-up to that goal. Arteta brought him down and Arsenal broke at pace. Giroud held the ball up well before picking out Ramsey in the area, he cushioned it down to Podolski with his chest and the German smashed it low past Harper.
GOAL! Arsenal double their lead as Lukas Podolski fires into the bottom corner after a swift break! 2-0.
CHANCE! Rosenior delivers one from the right this time. It evades everyone in the area apart from Long who is under pressure from Monreal. He manages to get a touch to it but not quite the connection he would have wanted and Szczesny gathers.
Another Hull cross comes in from Elmohamady on the right and Long times his run well at the near post. He meets it with his head but is unable to steer it towards goal and the ball disappears into the stand housing the Arsenal fans.
Hull have responded quite well since going behind. They look particularly keen to get balls into the area for Long and Jelavic. Elmohamady has caused problems down the right and it certainly hasn't been comfortable for Arsenal by any stretch.
Hull want a free-kick as Monreal clips Meyler slightly late. The home crowd is incensed with the decision to wave it away and play resumes.
Ramsey's free-kick is a poor one as he drills it straight into the wall before Harper collects the loose ball and sends it up-field.
Elmohamady shoves Giroud off the ball to end a flowing Arsenal move. Arsenal have a free-kick now in a good position which Ramsey stands over, right on the edge of the area.
Szczesny does well to come off his line and punch clear Rosenior's cross from the right before Elmohamady returns it from the opposite flank. Boyd leaps to meet it at the back post but can only head over the bar. He wants a corner but Jon Moss says goalkick.
CHANCE! Hull are inches away from equalising as Jake Livermore rattles the post with a low drive after being teed up on the edge of the area by Meyler. Good response from Hull.
Huddlestone gets across Giroud to block off his path into the area but Arsenal are full of confidence and are pushing forward for a second. Things appear to be starting to click now with their passing and movement.
Lovely goal from Arsenal and Ramsey who celebrates his ninth Premier League goal of the season. It was excellent build-up play from the visitors with Ozil pressing before finding Cazorla who fed Ramsey into the area to fire into the bottom corner.
GOAL! Aaron Ramsey strides into the area before slotting past Steve Harper to give Arsenal the lead! 1-0.
Sagna blocks a cross from Long as Hull look to assert some pressure. Both teams are exchanging bouts of possession but neither are able to make it count just yet.
Hull are happy to knock it around their own half before Elmohamady looks to start a break down the right. Arsenal reclaim the ball and look to start a swift attack with Podolski waiting out on the left. However, Elmohamady does well to get back and cover to nick in ahead of the German.
Boyd returns to the field for Hull and is able to continue. Cazorla is caught slightly late in the centre circle and Arsenal have a free-kick which they opt to play backwards as they look to control possession of the ball.
George Boyd is down receiving treatment for Hull after being sandwiched between the aerial challenges of Mertesacker and Koscielny. He leave the pitch momentarily, clutching his nose.
Elmohamady has a cross easily cleared from the right but Hull are doing well here. They need to be wary of Arsenal's speed on the break though and that is where the visitors have had their most joy so far. Steve Bruce will be content with this.
CHANCE! Livermore does brilliantly in midfield to come away with the ball and wriggle away from the challenge. He looks to feed Long who beats the offside before working his way into a shooting position. He looks to smash it past Szczesny but skews his effort well over the bar from inside the area.
Long stays onside before holding back and playing a ball across the area which Monreal clears. Hull continue to push forward but the move comes to nothing.
Davies fouls Giroud with a strong challenge and Arsenal have a free-kick just inside the Hull half. They look to play it forward but the ball eventually finds its way back to the feet of Szczesny.
Arsenal are starting to pick things up and they are dominating possession with 66 per cent of the ball so far. Hull have given them plenty to think about though.
CHANCE! Ramsey surges down the middle and is invited to shoot. Instead, he opts to play in Podolski on the left who looks to cut inside of Elmohamady. He does so with ease before forcing Harper into action to parry his strike away. Better from Arsenal.
Meyler is bundled off the ball by Monreal but Jon Moss waves play on as Hull look to attack. Elmohamady crosses before Mertesacker heads clear.
CHANCE! The first chance of the game comes from Hull as Jelavic turns before firing a low strike across Szczesny's goal which the Arsenal keeper is forced to tip behind for a corner. Chester attacks the delivery but Arsenal clear.
Seconds before Mertesacker's foul, Arteta clashed with Boyd and the Spaniard appears to have lost a tooth in doing so.
Per Mertesacker is the first player to go into the book for hauling down Jelavic as Hull looked to break.
Cazorla embarks on a positive run, skipping away from Livermore before Boyd stands firm to stop his tracks with a good challenge.
Ozil has every right to feel hard done by there as replays suggest that there was contact inside the area from Elmohamady. Nevertheless, play resumes and Arsenal continue to press.
Arsenal start to have a bit of possession in the Hull half with some patient build up play. Ozil has a penalty claim waved away after Elmohamady appeared to clip his legs before Monreal is flagged for offside.
Szczesny rushes off his line to hoof clear the through ball with Long in close pursuit. Impressive start from Hull, Arsenal are yet to get a hold of the ball.
Koscielny is strong to block off Jelavic before Sagna just about stops the ball from going behind for a Hull corner. The Gunners look slightly vulnerable at the back so far.
Hull continue to set the pace as Elmohamady surges down the right wing before whipping a cross into the area. Szczesny is eventually able to gather it though and the move breaks down.
Sagna does well to intercept as Jelavic looked to burst into the area. Hull look full of attacking intent in these opening exchanges. It's been a pretty frantic start from the hosts.
Now this is a first... We have a break in play after some of the advertising hoardings blow onto the pitch and some of the players are called upon to clear them off. Arsenal will play a drop ball back to Harper.
Arteta is down in the middle of the pitch for Arsenal, clutching his face. It was a high boot from Huddlestone which caught the midfielder. He looks okay to continue though and Huddlestone gets away with it.
Bright start by Hull and Szczesny is forced into a nervy clearance which he slices out for a throw. 'Que Sera Sera' sing the home fans in excitement for the FA Cup final meeting between these two next month.
Boyd whips an inviting corner into the middle where Davies rises to meet it. There are a number of bodies between him and the goal to block him off and Szczesny is able to smother it.
Hull look to mount an early attack down the left through Rosenior and Boyd before Monreal is forced to steer the cross behind for a corner. Good atmosphere at the KC.
The minute's silence is impeccably observed by both sets of fans and Arsenal get us underway at the KC Stadium.
Right then, the teams are out at the KC Stadium. But first, there will be a minute's silence in honour of Andy Davidson, the Scottish full-back who played over 500 games for Hull, and sadly passed away earlier this month at the age of 81. A true legend in these parts of East Yorkshire.
Steve Bruce is going for this, he tells Sky Sports: "We're going to be a little bit different with two up top - Jelavic and Long - which not many people do. Let's have a crack at them."
Micky Booth (@mickyboothh) has also Tweeted in. He says: "Hi Ryan, I'm predicting Hull City 1-3 Arsenal, hopefully Everton and Man. Utd draw, #COYG"
Our friends over at Sky Bet have a number of Price Boosts available for those looking to have a flutter on today's action. A 1-0 Hull win is 12/1, while Arsenal to win 2-1 is priced at 9/1. The Gunners are the favourites at 5/6, the draw is 27/10 and a Hull win is 100/30.
While Tamin Hossain has emailed, saying: "Arsenal to win 2-1, Podolski and Olivier Giroud for Arsenal, and David Meyler scores for Hull."
Ross Cowan emails to say: "I'm hoping for a solid win today for Arsenal! My 4year old son is rebelling already trying to support Chelsea so I showed him motd this morning and just need an Arsenal win to convert him back! 3-1 Arsenal with Poldi, Ramsey, Giroud and Long all to score in that order!"
On Twitter, Carl Fletcher (@CarlyFletch) says: "Going for another Arsenal win to keep the pressure on Everton. 2-1 or 3-1 I reckon but it'll be nervy as usual! #COYG"
Please feel free to keep your thoughts and score predictions coming as we build up to kick-off with just under 20 minutes to go. You can either Tweet: @ryanparrish1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and some of the best will be published here.
A win for Arsenal would see them move four points clear of fifth-placed Everton, who host Manchester United later this afternoon. Arsene Wenger's side were 3-1 winners over West Ham on Tuesday night, a victory which ended a run of four games without a win. Their joy then continued as Everton's 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace the following night presented them with a clear path to securing their Champions League spot. They need four wins in order to do so, starting today.
Thanks also to Robert Kaye (@Exiled_Tiger) on Twitter for getting in touch. He says: "City 4 Arsenal 1. Yes, I am an eternal optimist."
Arsenal have won the last five meetings between the two - they were 2-0 winners in this fixture back in December thanks to goals from Nicklas Bendtner and Mesut Ozil, and they have not lost away to Hull for 99 years (yes, 99 years!). However, Hull fans may take inspiration from their shock win at the Emirates back in 2008 with Geovanni and Daniel Cousin their scorers that day.
Thanks to Thomas Sheridan (@TomSherry96) who has Tweeted to say: "Hopefully a comfortable win for Arsenal today! Can't afford another slip up... 3-0 to the gunners, COYG!!!"
Hull are still on a high after reaching their first ever FA Cup final last weekend, but focus returns to Premier League matters today. It would seem unthinkable for them to slip out of the league after the season they have had, but they are still not quite mathematically safe. Steve Bruce's side were 1-0 winners here against Swansea the last time out, although that was only their second victory at the KC Stadium in 2014.
Thanks to @william_glenn on Twitter, he says: "4-0 Arsenal, Giroud brace, Ramsey and Podolski. Podolski to score first."
Is there anyone following from further away this afternoon than Aravind who has emailed in? He says: "I am Aravind and am an Arsenal fan from India. I have been supporting the gunners for the last 10 years and this was the year I really felt we could have win the league, but nevertheless hoping for a better match today. Would love to see a goal each from Ramsey and Ozil! #COYG! Arsenal to win it 4-0!"
Chris Green has emailed his prediction for today, saying: "Hull to win 2-1, with Meyler and Jelavic scoring the goals."
From Jorome Abbott on email: "As a neutral, you have to love these top four chasing v relegation fighting ties at this point in the season. I have no doubt that there will be more slip ups and 'cup tie' performances from the current bottom eight, just look at Sunderland yesterday! I think this could be a belter."
What do you make of those teams then? Can Hull upset the odds or will it be an away win for Arsenal? Let me know! Tweet: @ryanparrish1919 or email email@example.com and I will get some posted up here.
That's the Hull team and, as expected, Steve Bruce brings Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic back into the side to partner each other up front. Figueroa and Sagbo drop to the bench.
Hull City team v Arsenal: Harper, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Davies, Chester, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Boyd, Jelavic, Long.
Marius Nigond has also emailed in, he says: "Following this in the middle of a French forest. Expecting Ozil to assist a few and cement 4th place. 3-1 arsenal! COYG!"
We're still awaiting confirmation of the Hull team so here's an email from optimistic Arsenal fan Thomas Armitage. He says: "I'm a nine year old arsenal fan and going with 2-0 to us with Giroud and Podolski netting #COYG."
So Arsenal make three changes from the team that beat West Ham 3-1 on Tuesday night as Monreal, Ramsey and Ozil come into the side for Vermaelen, Kallstrom and Rosicky. A hamstring injury keeps out Vermaelen.
Arsenal subs v Hull City: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Flamini, Kallstrom, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Sanogo.
Arsenal team v Hull City: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud.
Feel free to send in any thoughts and score predictions before, during and after the game. Either Tweet me: @ryanparrish1919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and a selection of the best will be posted here.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live and interactive commentary of the Premier League clash between Hull City and Arsenal at the KC Stadium (14:05 kick-off). This game almost serves as a dress rehearsal for next month's FA Cup final at Wembley, but the only thing on Arsene Wenger's mind today is firming his side's grip on the top four. As for Hull, they sit six points above the bottom three and a win this afternoon would surely eradicate any lingering fears of relegation. Team news will be here shortly...