Xhaka stays on the bench as Walcott returns for Arsenal

Granit Xhaka finds himself on the bench for the third Arsenal match in succession as Arsene Wenger’s side travel to Hull for a Premier League fixture on Saturday.

The Switzerland international finds himself among the substitutes, while there is no place for Olivier Giroud, who is nursing an injury to his big toe.

The Gunners drew 1-1 with PSG on Tuesday, a match in which goalkeeper David Ospina starred, yet he is dropped in favour of regular goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Theo Walcott replaced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but otherwise the Emirates outfit start with the same XI that took a point in that Champions League clash.

Alexis Sanchez is again expected to lead the line, having levelled matters in Paris late on.

Hull Starting XI: Jakupovic; Elmohamady, Davies, Livermore, Robertson; Meyler, Clucas, Huddlestone; Diomande, Hernandez, Snodgrass

Substitutes: Marshall, Maguire, Mason, Maloney, Mbokani, Henriksen, Keane

Arsenal Starting XI : Cech; Bellarin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Alexis

Substitutes: Ospina, Gibbs, Holding, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas

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