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Elneny’s Arsenal knock Elmohamady’s Hull City out of the FA Cup
Mohamed Elneny played a full game against his fellow Egyptian team mate Ahmed Elmohamady, with Arsenal earning a place in the next round with comfortable 4-0 win.
Arsenal’s starting XI: Ospina; Chambers, Mertsacker, Gabriel, Gibbs; Elneny, Flamini, Iwobi; Campell, Walcott, Giroud
Hull City’s staring XI: Jakupovic; Elmohamady ,C.Davies, Bruce, Maguire; Diame, Huddlestone, Meyler, Odubajo, Nick Powel, Diamonde
The first half was a quiet affair with Arsenal dominating the midfield but not creating any chances. On the other hand Hull City were happy to sit back and defend, which they did well, clearing any possible chance for Arsenal.
Unfortunately in the 33 minute Arsenal saw Per Mertsacker leaving the pitch after getting himself injured and he was replaced by Nacho Monreal.
In the 41st minute a defensive error from David Meyler in Hull City’s box allowed Olivier Giroud to convert and put the gunners 1-0 up.
With the second half underway Mohamed Elneny fired a volley for the gunners in the 51st minute, but it just went above the bar, preventing the Egyptian from sealing his first Arsenal goal.
Things got worse for Arsenal when Arsenal’s second centre back Gabriel had to be replaced by Aaron Ramsey due to a hamstring injury.
Arsenal kept pushing forward, while the Tigers were having a bad day coping with the gunners intensity which saw Olivier Giroud converting Theo Walcott’s cross into the net in the 71st minute, which put the gunners 2-0 up.
The unfortunate events continued for the gunners and immediately after the goal Ramsey didn’t seem to look comfortable and left the pitch injured and Reine-Adeliade replaced him.
The injuries didn’t stop the gunners beautiful display as Theo Walcott in the 77th minute added another goal after a wonderful assist from Joel Campell, to make it 3-0 for the gunners.
Finally before the whistle Theo Walcott’s shot finds his second goal after Iwobi’s assist in the 89th minute to make it 4-0 for the gunners and seal them to the next round.
Arsenal now face Watford in the next round on Sunday 13th March.