Arsene Wenger’s men will be aiming at ending their nine years of hurt when they take on the Tigers in Saturday’s FA Cup final
Arsene Wenger's men have not collected any silverware since their penalty shootout victory over Manchester United in the 2005 FA Cup final but are 9/20 (1.45) favourites with Ladbrokes to finally end that barren spell with a victory in 90 minutes at Wembley.
Hull City on their own part are celebrating the first cup final in their entire history and are available at 7/1 (8.00) to upset the Gunners in normal time. Hull last beat Arsenal in September 2008.
Ladbrokes offer the draw at 10/3 (4.33) – a result which will force the game into extra-time.
Steve Bruce’s side can also look to Wigan’s triumph over Manchester City last season for proof anything can happen and the arch of the national stadium.
Having scored just 19 goals in their last 20 games against top-flight opposition, the Tigers are unlikely to trouble a defence that has kept four consecutive clean sheets, particularly without cup-tied first choice front pair Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, while a run of three defeats and a draw hardly inspires confidence coming into the game.
You can back Arsenal to keep a clean slate at 17/20 (1.85) baring in mind that they will move equal with Manchester United’s record 11 FA Cup final wins with victory over Hull.
Arsenal ran out comfortable 3-0 victors when the sides met just one month ago, and odds of 13/10 (2.30) look too good to pass up on them winning by at least two goals in a long-awaited triumph for the club.