Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes the Gunners' early pressure was key to victory at the KC Stadium on Monday night.
The north London club were 3-0 up at half-time virtually ending the affair apart from a second half consolation goal from Stephen Quinn.
Speaking to Arsenal Player, the German international said: “We played outstanding football, especially in the first half. We really deserved to be 3-0 up and as I mentioned, in the first half our performance was top class. Hull City didn’t have a chance.
“We disrupted their play really early on and that forced their mistakes. Alexis made the game easier for us with his goals. We had more space as a result and they had to become more open.
"We know that one of our strengths is on the break because we have some really fast attacking players and I want to praise the team again for that.
“In the second half, we wanted to hold the result and conceded a goal. But ultimately we’re really happy with the result. We had many opportunities and maybe we should have won by more goals but the main thing is the three points and now we’ll turn our focus to the next game.”
Ozil on fire
The 26-year-old has been in fantastic form over the past few weeks winning April's player of the month award. The first half of the season proved less fruitful for the German with many criticising his performances before a knee injury ruled him out for almost three months.
Upon his return, Ozil's form has improved game on game leading to a superb April for the midfielder. Arsenal's record signing seems to be returning to the form of old, in which we saw him net twice and provide four assists in his first five Premier League matches.
The Gunners have all but secured Champions League football for next season and will be looking to overtake Manchester City into second with a victory, in their game-in-hand, against Sunderland. Arsenal can also win their second FA Cup in as many years on May 30 against Aston Villa.