Last Saturday, Arsenal went seven points clear of Liverpool and are now four points clear of second place Chelsea at the top of the table after beating Cardiff City 3-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium.

But Arsenal keep on having to play frequent mid-week matches. This week they are facing Hull City, a side who will be feeling good about themselves after recording a really impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool. Luckily for the Gunners the game is at home so they have a better chance of winning. 

Arsenal have not dropped points at the Emirates Stadium since the first match of the season against Aston Villa so the odds will be on them to win this game.

According to reports from Goal.com manager, Arsène Wenger will be resting a couple big names for the Hull game so they are fully fit for the Everton game this Sunday. The names that Goal.com mentioned were Mesut Özil, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

Özil and Wilshere put in superb performances against Cardiff and with the depth in midfield players that Arsenal have, they can probably afford to rest these two. 

On the basis of just these players being rested and Bacary Sagna being injured my team would be -

Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Arteta (c), Rosicky, Ramsey, Cazorla and Giroud

Jenkinson should be the first choice right back after Sagna and BBC Sport thinks so too

I think that now is the time to give Theo Walcott his first start since his abdominal injury after the Marseille game all the way back in September. 

I would have Walcott in instead of Arteta so I would also give Rosicky a game. I would play Flamini in a holding midfield position with Ramsey playing a box to box midfield role.

Cazorla on the left, Theo on the right and Rosicky just sitting behind Giroud in an attacking midfield role. 

This team could easily beat Hull, even without Özil and Wilshere - that team can bag two or three goals against last season's Championship runners up. 

A win for the Gunners could increase their lead to seven points again and a win will guarantee that they stay four points ahead of title rivals Chelsea at the very least.

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