Arsenal were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday to force ...
Arsenal were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City at the Emirates on Saturday to force a replay in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Gunners dominated possession and produced 24 attempts on goal but could not crack a resilient Hull side
Nigerian youngster Alex Iwobi was lively for the Gunners before being taken off after 73 minutes. Mohammed Elneny had the game’s first chance off a clever taken corner in the eight minutes, but his goal-bound shot was blocked by Alex Bruce.
In the 12th minute, Theo Walcott’s cross was headed on target by the lively Danny Welbeck but Eidin Jakupovic made a good save. Welbeck had another chance in the 17th minute after he was put through by Calum Chambers on for Jakupovic to parry his shot away for a corner kick.
Few seconds later, Iwobi tried to curl a left-foot strike, but his effort went inches off target.
Jakupovic was called to action again in the 29th minute, blocking off a Walcott shot from close range.
Iwobi came close on 52 minutes after the ball was laid for him by Elneny, but his shot took a slight deflection off a Hull defender and went for a corner.
Jakupovic had a finger tip to Joel Campbell’s free-kick, which came off the post in the 55th minute, while Mathieu Flamini blazed the rebound over the bar.
Sone Aluko, who replaced the ineffective Manchester United loanee Nick Powell, had a very good chance in the 86th minute but David Ospina stopped the goal-bound shot meaning both sides will have to do it all again to find out who will reach the sixth round.
Jakupovic's reaction to his save on the big screen 😂 pic.twitter.com/zbe4W2jmh6— H (@SweeperGK) February 20, 2016