Arsenal 2-2 Hull City Highlights
A stoppage-time Danny Welbeck goal denied Hull victory and ensured Arsenal avoided equalling their worst start to a league season under Arsene Wenger.
Alexis Sanchez’s fierce low shot gave the hosts an early lead.
But a disputed Mohamed Diame strike – the midfielder seemed to foul Mathieu Flamini – and an Abel Hernandez header secured the win for Steve Bruce’s side.
However, Welbeck guided in a clever Sanchez pass in the first minute of stoppage time to rescue a point.
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Venue: Emirates Stadium
Date: Saturday, 18 October, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 BST
Midfielder Mikel Arteta has overcome a calf problem and is expected to return against Hull.
Calum Chambers is suspended and Laurent Koscielny is out with an Achilles injury so full-back Nacho Monreal could play.
Mesut Ozil faces two months out with a knee injury, while Theo Walcott is not ready to return from a similar problem.
Ahmed Elmohamady has recovered from the back spasm that ruled him out of international duty with Egypt.
In-form midfielder Mohamed Diame will be assessed, having played for Senegal in the 1-0 defeat by Tunisia on Wednesday night.
Arsenal have won five Premier League games in a row against Hull City since losing at home in their first ever top-flight meeting in September 2008.
The Gunners have earned seven straight victories over Hull in all competitions, scoring 18 goals and conceding only five.
Arsenal’s 11-match unbeaten league run was ended by Chelsea in their last match, when they failed to register a shot on target for the first time in a Premier League fixture since September 2003.
The Gunners have now won just one of their last six league games (W1, D4, L1).
Ten points from seven games represents Arsenal’s joint-second worst league start to a season under Arsene Wenger. They had seven points from seven games in 2011-12.
Wenger’s side have not lost back to back Premier League matches since January 2013.
They are unbeaten at home in 21 league matches since losing 3-1 to Aston Villa on the opening day of last season.
Hull City ended a five-match winless streak in the league with victory over Crystal Palace before the international break.
They are attempting to win successive Premier League games for the first time in 13 months.
The Tigers are one of only three clubs to have scored in each of their Premier League fixtures this season, along with Chelsea and Everton.
Nikica Jelavic has scored four goals in seven games this season, already equalling his Premier League goal tally from 2013-14.
Mohamed Diame has scored three goals in four league games for Hull – as many as he netted in his last 25 games for West Ham.