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Now for a moment to cast your mind back. Remember the previous FA Cup final? Or how about the thrilling tie between Hull and Arsenal at the Emirates in 2008? Those are just two of many memorable moments that the two clubs share.

On an average Saturday evening, after all of the day's afternoon games; Hull and Arsenal had just begun what would result in being one of the Premier League's most memorable results. Things looked to be running to plan for the Gunners as they took an early second half lead. But what was about to happen next would shake the universe of football.

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Brazilians are well known for their exquisite goals, but Diberson Geovanni unleashed a strike of beauty which rocketed into the top corner, going down as one of the goals of the season unbeatably. The tables suddenly turned when Daniel Cousin nodded in from a corner, assisting Hull to an extremely famous win, arguably the most creditable in the club's history to date. 

Memories

However, if you are unfortunate enough to remember that marvellous match then you don't have to go far back into the past to grab a handful of entertainment that the two sides have produced. On May 17 2014 we were provided with another mouth watering FA Cup tie with a big club and an underdog. And it was the underdogs (Hull) who took a surprise early lead just two minutes in courtesy of a James Chester shot. Curtis Davies made the dream more realistic for the Tigers moments later when he forced the ball in from close range. But Santi Cazorla's inch perfect free kick edged Arsenal closer to level terms, which were met with 19 minutes to go.

Laurent Koscielny was the hero for Arsenal as the Frenchman bravely threw his body at the ball to score a vital equaliser. And the comeback was complete thanks to Aaron Ramsey's clever finish in extra time. Despite several nail biting moments, Arsenal clung onto victory and lifted the FA Cup.

Game

So, lets turn our attention to Saturday's game. As for Arsenal, they are struggling on the injury front with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Sanogo, Nacho Monreal, Olivier Giroud, Serge Gnabry, Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta all out through injuries. However, Arsene Wenger will be boosted by the fact that Theo Walcott is a highly likely figure to take part ever since his knee injury picked up against Tottenham all the way back in January.

Hull are still without number one goalkeeper Allan McGregor due to a shoulder injury. The Tigers may also have to cope without Ahmed Elmohamady who returned from international duty earlier than scheduled with a back injury. 

Arsenal suffered defeat last time out against Chelsea away however before that fixture took place, the Gunners were unbeaten. Hull endured a better fate in their previous game where they comfortably claimed victory against Crystal Palace. Despite that result, Hull had not won a game since the start of the season so their form is slightly unpredictable. 

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