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FA Cup Hull – Arsenal 0-4 : Olivier and Theo score two each

By Walter Broeckx

No fewer than 6 changes in the starting line up for Arsenal.

Giroud came in the place of Welbek and Iwobi also started in midfield with Flamini and Elneny. Chambers came in at right back.

On the bench experience and young Gunners. Monreal, Ramsey, Özil and Alexis but also Reine-Adelaide and Willock.

Starting team: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gabriel , Gibbs, Flamini, Elneny, Walcott, Iwobi, Campbell, Giroud.

On the beach: Macey, Monreal, Ramsey, Reine-Adelaide, Willock, Ozil, Alexis.

Walcott scores within 3 minutes but is ruled offside. A correct decision. After 10 minutes Iwobi to Campbell but he curls his shot wide. Giroud with a good turn almost getting past his man but the defender can win the ball in the end.


Per then has a clash of head with a Hull striker and needs some treatment but can continue. And a bit later a Hull player also needs treatment when Giroud has a high foot that touches the nose of MacGuire. Giroud didn’t see him coming when he tried to control the ball. Lots of minutes lost with the treatments and the tempo out of the match. A free kick to Hull and the ball bounced around in the penalty area and Arsenal couldn’t really clear, a shot from distance and a great save from Ospina and then a few Hull players in offside position.


Elneny goes in the book for a pull foul. Mertesacker has to go off and Monreal enters the field. His head injury gives him to much discomfort. Monreal goes in the middle. Not really what you want in such a match making a substitution when a defender is injured.


Giroud in the book for a foul against a defender. No complaints there. He was too late. Ospina has to punch the ball away as Hull comes again from what looked an offside position. Arsenal has lost their fluency a bit with all what happened in the last minutes.


Campbell tries to play Chambers in on the overlap a Hull defender cuts the ball in front of his own goal right in front of the foot of Giroud who makes no mistake and finishes it off with his right foot underneath the keeper. GOAL! 0-1 To the Arsenal after 41 minutes.


Corner to Arsenal, short given to Gibbs who curls from outside the penalty area a great shot that is saved by the crossbar when the keeper beaten. Unlucky, it was well placed out of reach of the keeper. Free kick to Arsenal but the header goes wide but the Hull player was offside. Theo with a shot from distance that goes well wide was the last event in the first half. Arsenal go in the dressing room with a 0-1 advantage.


Diame goes in the book for planting his studs on the ankle of Monreal. Diame then almost away but Monreal and Gabriel quickly back. Maguire also in the book for stopping Theo from a promising attack. Walcott with the free kick that is headed out to Elneny whose volley is pushed over the crossbar by the Hull keeper. Gabriel signals to the bench that he is injured… Ramsey has to come on now. The second forced change in this match.


Chambers central in the defence now with Flamini at right back. And Ramsey in midfield. No real goal chances for either team in this part of the match. Hull then close when Ramsey heads a cross just wide of his own goal. Arsenal leaning back of being pushed back, not clear to see what just happening now. Gibbs with an important interception in midfield, to Walcott who goes to the left flank a cross to the middle and Giroud finishes it off with again a right footed shot. GOAL! 0-2 to Arsenal after 71 minutes.


Then Ramsey sits on the ground…. he feels something hard in his muscles… Adelaide comes on after 72 minutes. 3 changes and all because of injuries…. Adelaide with a nice move but the pass too long. Campbell then with an inch perfect pass to Theo and he calmly puts the ball past the Hull keeper. GOAL! 0-3 to the Arsenal after 77 minutes.


Giroud almost with his third but he slipped when turning and couldn’t put the needed force in to the shot. Campbell with a free kick but well wide. Iwobi with a hard shot but the keeper could parry. Iwobi sends Theo away son the right and his shot is deflected past the Hull keeper. GOAL 0-4 to The Arsenal after 88 minutes.


Huddlestone with a shot from distance but no problem for Ospina. Campbell goes down in the penalty area but Friend ignores it.


In the end a comfortable win for Arsenal but with 3 forced substitutions because of injuries is not what we wanted to happen. I think Per might be Ok for next weekend as it was mostly a head wound I think and hope.


Giroud scored two as did Theo so the scapegoats of the last weeks delivered this time and let us hope this will do their confidence good.

52 comments to FA Cup Hull – Arsenal 0-4 : Olivier and Theo score two each

  • Wow Walter how do you do that at such speed.

    Having done it for the Tiny Totts game I know how hard it is to write a report as the match goes along

  • Oh and by the way this is the first time ever Untold Arsenal has published five articles in one day.

  • Josif

    A few stats:

    -Giroud has scored his fourth FA Cup brace (Brighton & Hove Albion 2012-13, Everton 2013-14, Middlesbrough 2014-15, Hull City 2015-16) and his second on 8th March (Everton),

    -Arsenal have won four away matches in English competitions since 31st October and each time the ref was Mr Kevin Friend; what is even more interesting, Arsenal haven’t conceded a single goal in those four matches (Swansea 3:0, Aston Villa 2:0, Bournemouth 2:0, Hull 4:0),

    -Olivier Giroud has reached the 20-goal mark in all competitions this season (12-5-3),

    -Arsenal have won FA Cup and both campaigns included a victory over Hull – in 2013-14 it happened at the very end and in 2014-15 it happened at the very beginning; if Arsenal win FA Cup this season without a replay against Watford, third victory against Hull will be squeezed in the middle.

  • Menace

    Welcome to Untold Speedy Gonzales aka Sir Walter TV pundit.

  • Milan

    A great result we thoroughly deserved. It took a bit of time to get going as we didn’t have the usual line-up and Hull stuck everyone behind the ball. I thought Elneny and Campbell played really well. A great shot from Gibbs that hit the woodwork.

    Good to see Giroud and Walcott on the scoresheet. That’ll give them some confidence. I hope the injuries are short term and look forward to seeing this team thrash Watford on Sunday!


  • Josif

    I actually don’t believe that Walter Broecx exists! It’s just the quickest man on Earth who uses a fake name made up of Wal(cott) and B(ellerin). 🙂

  • Milan

    No comments on the banner Walter?

  • Andrew Crawshaw


    Not Friend, he was injured last weekend and was substituted. It was Jones today.

  • Menace

    Josif / Walter referee was not Friend. He was subbed & Jones from Chester was the lucky boy. Sorry Josif that ruins your stats, but not the soul.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    I think Ramsey came on without warming up properly, bloody stupid thing to let him do.

  • Milan

    10/10 to the Hull bloke for his salmon just before Giroud scored his second.
    I’m not exactly die hard wenger fan but that banner was embarrassing.

  • Menace

    Goodnight folks its 2.50 am & I want to walk on the beach at 7. Tim was right about what football does to us & a win is a super boost. I can sleep with a smile on my face.

  • omgarsenal

    I am not overly worried about the injuries, they may be just some marginal stuff… way or the other we can give lads like Iwobi,Campbell, Wellbeck, etc a chance to play while resting the injured…….great opportunity to blood more youth and potential first team players, without having too many expectations put on them. God forbid they pull off a miracle in the Nou Campe and defeat Barca…..the aaa will be screaming for Wenger’s head because he didn’t do this before!!!
    It is interesting to see two players who aren’t fit to wear the shirt demolish a poor Hull team and a makeshift team dominate, despite 3 injuries! It shows how difficult the Spuds game was and how coming home with a point was a victory in itself…..but wait…I hear John flushing out of his cave, ready to wail about how bad Arsenal and Wenger are…no rest for the wicked I guess.

  • nicky

    The game only came to light in the second half after a disturbing period of Hull pressure.
    The final score was a bit flattering although three goals were well taken after the embarrassing gift of the first.
    Gibbs, the master of the left-footed back pass in order to halt any attack, should watch Walcott’s first. The ball is collected on the left foot, transferred to the right and slid past the advancing goalie. Simple.
    Arsene should arrange that Theo has the captain’s armband more often.
    Hope our wounded have minor troubles. 😉

  • bjtgooner

    An excellent result, but at some cost.

    AW’s post match interview indicated that the BFG should be ok for the w/e, he was not too worried about Gabriel – but was more concerned about Ramsey, looks like a thigh injury.

    I blame Dean for these injuries – if his decisions had not been so biased in our first match this replay would not have been necessary.

    But well played the team tonight, a good win, some lovely football and a determined performance!

    Good to see the young players stepping up!

  • Nigel

    A much needed victory and pleased for the goal scorers which should help their confidence. Apparently some of Arsenal’s away crowd unfurled a giant banner saying Wenger out. Disgraceful.

  • Josif

    Thanks for correction, guys. 🙂

    Aside from injuries, I am sad for Elneny’s shot. It was a great shot, well-taken and it would be a fantastic goal but Jakupović was up to task.

    Ospina’s first-half save shouldn’t go without a praise. I know he has had a difficult time since Čech’s arrival – you had a great half-season saving at least six points for your club and then the best or one of the best goalkeepers of all times arrives at the club – but he has replied in a superb manner in the last two games.

    Iwobi is such a gem. His touch is obviously running in his family.

    And, next time I want to cut a slice of bread, I will call Joel to do it with his pass.

  • WalterBroeckx

    I don’t give air or internet space to idiots so didn’t talk about those idiots with the banner.

  • Great report in such little time. Well done to the team and manager, injuries bit of a worry and I know who will get the blame again unfairly and with with no foundation what so ever. Those goals will do Walcott and Giroud both the world of good and give them a confidence boost. Thanks for all the Great Memories Arsene and the many more to come. From all of us who know what a fantastic effort and personal loss you made for Arsenal FC and the love you have for her we all thank you(most of us anyway) sir.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Thank you Walter.
    Hopefully, confidence will return for some.
    Others have made a mark in this game, iIwobi was excellent, and Elneny did very well.
    Hope the injured are ok, Ramsey is not good news….out injury list is building to worrying proportions.

    And,,classy Hull from Darren Es Twitter feed

  • Jambug


    “Thanks for all the Great Memories Arsene and the many more to come. From all of us who know what a fantastic effort and personal loss you made for Arsenal FC and the love you have for her we all thank you(most of us anyway) sir”

    Well said Linda.


    Thanks for the link. As you say, class.

    After Wenger Bruce is my favourite manager. I’ve always had the impression that Wenger really likes him as well. If memory serves wenger has sent a fair few loanees to him over the years, wherever he is managing.

  • Gord

    The next round against Watford is Sunday at the Emirates. Easiest information to find, is that it will be live on BT Sprout.

    Referees were appointed.

    Middle: Andre Marriner
    Lines: Simon Long, Matthew Wilkes
    Ear whispering: Stuart Attwell

    On the question if Clattenburg might do the FA Cup Final. Apparently not while Elleray is alive. Guess is Clattenburg and Pawson for semi-finals, and Taylor for the final. There was a lot of gnashing of teeth after that lead, as to who would and wouldn’t be doing semi-finals and final.

  • Polo

    One of person that held up the banner was the idiot on YouTube Arsenal Fan TV, the guy is like John always talk negative about Arsenal and AW. These kids are just lost.

    Good win by the team, hopefully this is the start of our winning run, and if Lady Luck is on our side we could win the league. 9 winnable games to go.

  • ob1977

    The injuries are a shame but realistic worst case scenario for the weekend we play BFG and Chambers at CB, Elneny who massively deserves to keep his place as his use of the ball is a big reason for our recent improvement plays CM alongside Le Coq or Flamini, and a more attacking wide player plays instead of Ramsey, am happy with that, then Iwobi is showing he is more than ready to fill in as and when, and a very good cameo from Jeff, so not too worried…

  • proudkev


    One of the guys with the banner sent a tweet to Ian Wright abusing him, calling him a pr**k. He didn’t like Wrighty criticising the flag.

    Unbelievable. These guys don’t just insult us but even our ex players. That agenda. BT and SKY should not be giving them publicity. Tomorrow’s media won’t be about the great result or Iwobis performance but about that banner.

    4-0 away is a fantastic result. As I said in my article, To Hull and back, a good result could set us up nicely, great for confidence.

    Giroud and Theo scoring will do them wonders too.

    Well done boys, well done indeed.

  • proudkev

    Elneny looks a bargain. Technically superb and exudes a calmness. With Ramsey out, he should get a run of games now.

    Iwobi looks the real deal too.

  • porter

    Eleny is very Gilberto like , he goes about his business quietly and efficiently . Playing next to Coquelin will make for an interesting combination.

  • Gunz

    To all those dumb thunks!
    Saying Giroud is “too slow”. “Like platcine”, “not fast enough for a striker”.
    Well who was it that contributed to the win tonight?

  • Gunz

    Great win by the Gunners!
    Listening to Wrighty chastising Giroud ,at halftime, wasn’t for me, the best thing to do to help the team.

  • Mick

    The best thing about the win tonight is we do not have to suffer the idiot John.

  • mojola

    How come after a win,the comment will be around 29-40 sometin,but wait for a slip up,u see the comments run up to between 90 and 0ver a 100,pathetic supporters,dt nevA show up after a win,mayb they were all busy holding up that pathetic banner.yeyepeople

  • Jerry

    Excellent post game write up Walter! I agree with those above that said Elneny looked great, as well as Campbell. Also very happy for Giroud and Walcott. Last two games have Sanchez, Giroud, and Walcott scoring, so hopefully it is an awakening of the beast moment with the forwards firing us up the table and cups!

  • Dec

    Apologies, hit the dislike button on your comment by mistake (born with 10 thumbs me) and can’t undo it.
    Great win tonight with so many positives. I’ve been unconvinced in the past but let me say it for the record, Joel Campbell has been absolutely brilliant this season. His work rate, accuracy and vision are a joy to watch. Can’t wait to see Iwobi develope into a superstar and David Ospina showed once again that he is a class act.
    Once again Arsene Wenger has proven what a genius he is by trusting his players to deliver.
    Those idiots hiding behind that banner are a disgrace, time THEY said goodbye.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    WOO HOO , HOO ! Well done guys . Quite impressive by most of out players . The youngsters did not disappoint at all.
    Some fine comments from the regulars that I’m not able to LIKE , as that button seems to be stuck . So a million likes from me !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    @ Menace March 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm – I got to bed after 5am . At work happy , but sleepy . Hope you had a good morning workout to get you in a better mood.
    Here’s one for you ..

    “Walking” is the best exercise…! ………..

    ‘Walk Away’ 🚶from arguments that lead you to nowhere but anger.

    ‘Walk Away’ 🚶from people who deliberately put you down.

    ‘Walk Away’ 🚶from any thought that reduces your worth.

    ‘Walk Away’🚶 from failures and fears that stiffle your dreams.

    ‘Walk Away’ 🚶from people who do not care for you and who Are opportunistic.

    The more you ‘Walk Away’🚶 from things that poison your soul, the happier your life would be.

    Gift Yourself A Walk🚶 Towards Happiness.😀🚶

    ☀ Good Morning ☀
    Just Keep Walking 🚶

  • Brickfields Gunners

    And for those who prefer the power of prayer , there ARE certain limitations !

    An elderly couple was watching TV when a Priest came on air to pray for the sick.

    The Priest said, “For those of you who are sick, I want to pray with you so that you can be cured of your sickness. Place your right hand on the part of your body that is suffering from disorder, and raise your left hand.”

    The husband placed his right hand on his privates, raised his left hand, and closed his eyes.

    His wife saw what he did, and slowly whispered,

    “Honey, this prayer is to heal the sick, not to raise the dead!”

  • Sammy The Snake

    Like, like, like!

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Thank god that this guy is not commentating at our games . Anyway he does say it as he sees it .

  • WalterBroeckx

    and live is as it should be on Untold 😉

  • Mandy Dodd

    No worries Dec, agree with you on all points.
    A shame about Rambo, but he really has been putting in a shift , helping the defence, MF and attack……and in some tough games. Going to miss him

  • Mandy Dodd

    Yes, saw the banner boys exchange with Wrighty.
    BB was moaning about what he pays following Arsenal….and what he says, under performing. Implying Wrighty does not pay to watch Arsenal. Bot Wrighty did remind him he paid his dues via a fused ankle and permanent limp, do not always agree with IW, but he got this one spot on.
    Even if you do not agree with Wengers methods and results , a time when we are realistically fighting on two fronts is hardly the time to call for the managers removal.
    Think these people may be suffering from some form of arrested development, or some other issue.
    And thankfully, they are completely wasting their time, a lot of people with varying degrees of similar opinions but perhaps a more refined sense of timing seem to be turning on them.

  • Pat

    I woke up happy this morning. It’s one of those days when it’s great to be a football fan. Apart from the injuries it was the perfect match.

    Our two goal scorers each scored twice after a bit of a drought. We kept a clean sheet. Everybody played well, but it was especially encouraging to see younger or newer players like Campbell, Chambers, Iwobi, Elneny and in a cameo Reine Adelaide doing a great job.

    This is what Arsene Wenger means when he says he will leave the team in a great shape when he finally retires. But long may he remain our manager, is what I say.

  • Jambug

    I agree with all the points, well almost all, regarding the newer guys.

    Campbell is looking more and more assured. Seems to make at least a couple of crucial contributions every time he plays, either by way of a goal or an assist. Add to that a work rate that is second to none.

    Iwobi has looked the real deal from day one and I’ve seen nothing since to change my opinion. A real gem.

    Reine Adelaide has also looked good from day one back in the Emirates Cup, and has impressed every time he has taken to the field. Beautiful touch, balance and vision.

    Elneny looks another cool customer. Manages to impose himself on the game whenever he walks on the pitch.

    Chambers. Hmmm. I still cant quite make my mind up about him. Sometimes he looks assured and capable and his attitude is magnificent. Another time he can look unconvincing. Last night I felt was one of those. But to be fair out of the 3 positions he is asked to fill in at, full back is his least convincing. I feel much happier when he fills in at Centre Half or in Midfield. At the end of the day he is a useful utility player who can step in when needed, but is he going to be good enough in the long term? I feel the jury is still out.

    Good performance, great result, shame about the injuries.

  • rich

    Very excited by what Elneny brings to the team. Lots of other positives on the night,too. Gibbs looking sharp again, Chambers impressive, Iwobi and of course Campbell.

    Matt Flam deserves a shout again. Ridiculous the abuse he gets for the sin of not being a world class player. He’s a good hardworking team player with an excellent attitude. Not for the first time he slotted in at right back when we were in a bit of trouble and did a sound job there.

    Giroud and Theo ended up getting the goals which should boost their confidence.

    Just those bloody injuries! I thought Gabriel was looking very sharp (seems to need a bit of time playing before he settles and gets to his best) so that was a big shame.

    Then Ramsey. Ach. And right when it looked like we would be seeing him back on the right where he invariably does well. He’ll be a big miss but the consolation is that Campbell looks good.

    I’ve seen plenty of the normal stick about Ramsey not warming up but it felt to me like there was a couple of minutes before he came on. Not sure how much longer you could give a sub than that.

  • Jambug


    Re: Ian Wright.

    I wouldn’t get too magnanimous when it comes to Ian Wright. Ok he had a pop about the banner but it was not really about the banner and it’s message was it? Just the timing.

    I don’t know what these guys are worried about, because in Ian Wright they have one of there greatest allies. He is the epitome of a ‘fair weather’ supporter. The second we have a bad result he’ll be all over BTSport and across the back pages spewing his anti Wenger bile. The guy hates Wenger.

    Don’t forget this is a guy that happily worked alongside the odious Adrian Durham.

    This is the guy that encourages Arsenal players to leave us ‘if they have any ambition’.

    He leaps around in the studio like a fanatic then stabs us in the back at the first opportunity.

    I loved him when he played and dutifully applauded everything he did and happily put my hard earned wages in his back pocket, but that doesn’t mean I have to worship him now.

    He is the epitome of everything I detest.

    He is disloyal and a hypocrite. 2 character traits I cannot abide at any price.

    Mark my words he’ll be all over the SUN slagging Wenger off at the very next opportunity.

  • Jambug

    For any ‘dislikers’ just google @Wenger criticises Wenger’.

    Article after article finding some angle or other to have a go at Wenger, interspersed with the occasional defence, which just goes to emphasise what a hypocrite he is.

    He is one of the biggest ‘enablers’ when it comes to the Wenger out brigade, then he has the audacity to have a go at them.

    It will take a hell of a lot to convince me Wright isn’t a 2 faced hypocritical traitor, but you’re welcome to try.

  • Jambug

    Sorry, google: ‘Wright criticises Wenger’ of course.

  • Dec

    So impressed by the emergence of Joel Campbell from an unconvincing lightweight into a serious player. His work rate is immense and his eye for a pass astonishing. A mix between Alexis and Santi.
    Is it my imagination or has Campbell’s increased work rate and indeed that of Ozil coincided with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez? I know there are all kinds of stats that the TV companies show about ground covered, passes completed etc. Don’t know if these are published anywhere? Bet they’d show a huge increase in work rate since Alexis arrived?

  • WalterBroeckx

    Dec, agree about the work rate of Campbell. On many occasions he saw that Chambers was on his own in the first half who could face two Hull players as Campbell had gone forward (as is his job of course). But the way he sprinted back each time and pointed to Chambers to sit back and let him take on the Hull player was great to see. I thought he would be dead after 60 minutes of working hard but he managed to do this over the whole 90 minutes and add a great assist in the last 15 minutes or so.
    Campbell is a player that is still growing in my humble opinion and one that can still improve.

  • Pete

    John been in? Ah, no, thought not…

  • Mandy Dodd

    Wont argue with that Jambug, he has his faults, but that aside, pleased he put that guy in his place

  • va cong

    Pete he john got shot 4 times by Walcott and Giroud without protection