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Summary

  1. Alexis Sanchez a goal in each half but misses from the spot
  2. Jake Livermore gives away a penalty and is sent off for hand ball
  3. Theo Walcott adds as second goal after the break
  4. Robert Snodgrass pulls one back with a penalty

Live Reporting

By Timothy Abraham

All times stated are UK

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  1. GOODBYE

    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal

    Thanks for tuning in and that's all from the KCOM Stadium. You can follow the reaction to all of today's games by clicking here.

    Don't forget to tune into Match Of The Day to see all the action later this evening.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal

    A dominant performance from Arsenal but Hull showed plenty of fight. Had it been 11 versus 11 it might have been a different story.

  3. GOAL - Granit Xhaka

    Hull City 1-4 Arsenal

    Granit Xhaka puts the icing on the cake for the Gunners with a brilliant strike from distance. Not a bad way to open your Arsenal account.

    Granit Xhaka
  4. GOAL - Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

    Hull City 1-3 Arsenal

    Eldin Jakupovic blocks Theo Walcott's effort into the path of Alexis Sanchez and with the goal unguarded the Chile forward strokes the ball home.

    Alexis Sanchez
  5. Back in the game..

    Hull City 1-2 Arsenal

    Peter Swan

    Former Hull City defender on BBC Radio Humberside

    Great strike by Snodgrass. If he can score free-kicks from where he does then he shouldn't have a problem with a penalty. Hull City are back in the game. 

  6. GOAL - Robert Snodgrass (Hull)

    Hull City 1-2 Arsenal

    Hull striker Robert Snodgrass confidently sends Petr Cech the wrong way from the spot. Hull's fighting spirit has been rewarded. 11 minutes to find an equaliser.

    Robert Snodgrass
  7. PENALTY

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    A penalty for Hull. Dieumerci Mbokani is brought down by Petr Cech and after a delay Roger East points to the spot.

  8. Post update

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Hull striker Abel Hernandez has run his socks off today and he finds himself with a chance to run at the Arsenal defence. However, German international Shkodran Mustafi stands firm and confidently wins the ball back for the visitors. Hull running out of time here.

  9. Central focus for the Gunners

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Hull v Arsenal action areas

    Arsenal's second goal came straight through the middle of the field - and that's been a constant theme in their match at Hull.

    While the hosts (on the left) are aiming to get the ball out wide, Arsenal are keeping it central.

  10. Post update

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Abel Hernandez almost provides a said moment of quality as his bicycle kick strikes the crossbar. However, the assistant official raises his flag for offside.

    Arsene Wenger makes his first change of the afternoon as Granit Xhaka replaces Santi Cazorla.

  11. Post update

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Plenty of spirit from Hull's players but it's going to take more than graft to get back in this match. Down to 10 men they need a couple of moments of brilliance.

  12. How Arsenal's second was scored

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Lots of passes, fancy flicks, typical Arsenal. A wonderfully-worked goal which has surely put this game beyond 10-man Hull.

    Arsenal goal
  13. GOAL - Theo Walcott

    Hull City 0-2 Arsenal

    Theo Walcott escapes inside the penalty area and receives the ball from Alex Iwobi's clever backheel and his shot at goal is headed into the net by Hull defender Harry Maguire. Walcott's shot was probably on target but the Premier League's dubious goals committee may well mark that down as an own goal when they are next in sitting.

    Theo Walcott celebrates
  14. Post update

    Hull City 0-1

    Nip and tuck so far this half. Hull seem content to sit back and try to hit Arsenal on the counter attack. It's been pass, pass, pas from the Gunners but they haven't been able to break down Hull yet.

  15. Post update

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal

    We are back under way at the KCOM Stadium.

  16. Wenger thinks Granit will rock eventually

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal (15:00 BST)

    Granit Xhaka

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Granit Xhaka: "I personally prefer him as a box-to-box player because he has the engine, he has the power, he has the long pass. He likes to come deep and distribute the game, but he has the engine to have the impact with his runs.

    "It's not about his quality at the moment - he adapts to the pace of the English game - and for me it's about pairs as well, who work together. Coquelin and Cazorla have worked well together.

    "He will play games; every week he's stronger and better. He will have a huge impact."

    Switzerland international Xhaka starts on the bench for the Gunners at the KCOM Stadium this afternoon.

  17. A half-time trip down memory lane...

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal

    Daniel Cousin and Geovanni might have only knocked about in East Yorkshire for a couple of seasons, but they provided Hull fans a moment to savour in 2008 with goals in a memorable 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates.

    Geovanni

    Brazilian midfielder Geovanni, who equalised Paul McShane's own goal with a long-range thunderbolt, hung up his boots aged 33 in 2013 after a spell back in his homeland with second division club Bragantino. 

    Daniel Cousin

    Striker Cousin retired in 2013 at the age of 36 after one season back in his native Gabon with Sapins. 

    Hull have only taken one point from seven Premier League games against Arsenal since beating the Gunners on that day. They will need something special to get anything out this game if Arsenal turn the screw after the interval.

  18. HALF-TIME

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal dominant but Hull aren't out of this yet. Could that penalty miss come back to haunt the Gunners? The longer it stays at 1-0 the more the belief will grow among the Hull players that they can get something from the game. 

    Certainly Arsene Wenger might face some awkward questions about why Alexis Sanchez was on penalty-taking duties rather than Santi Cazorla if there's a Hull comeback.

  19. 'A great save'

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal

    Peter Swan

    Former Hull City defender on BBC Radio Humberside

    It was a great save. It wasn't the best penalty but it had to be saved. Obviously the goalkeeper has done his homework and he pushed the ball wide. 

    Alexis Sanchez has his penalty saved
  20. 'Hard for Hull'

    Hull City 0-1 Arsenal

    Martin Keown

    Former England defender on Final Score

    Jake Livermore has a good disguise with his handball but it's right in front of the referee. It's a good save and it keeps the game alive but with Hull down to 10 men, it's going to be hard for Hull now.