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Arsenal beat Hull 2-0, in what was their first league win in three matches.

The result kept the Gunners in the top four, while Marco Silva's Tigers remain in the bottom three.

But who impressed Philip Costa? Here are his player ratings.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech against Hull


Petr Cech – Despite Hull threatening on a few occasions, the veteran ‘keeper was never really tested. Made a couple of good saves from Niasse either side of half-time. 7

Hector Bellerin – Looked to have recovered from his concussion well with a solid performance. Didn’t stop running up and down the right-hand side, but should have scored in the first-half. 7

Shkodran Mustafi – Won most of his aerial duels against Niasse, but after the promising strides he and Koscielny took together earlier on this season, looked nervous and dived in unnecessarily. 6

Laurent Koscielny – Usually such a consistent presence in the back four, the Frenchman looked nervy throughout the 90 minutes. Was given the slip twice by Markovic and was fortunate those chances came to nothing. 6

Kieran Gibbs – Came into the side ahead of Monreal but didn’t impress as he would have hoped. A good threat going forward, but struggled against Markovic when left exposed by his winger. 6

Tom Huddlestone and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arsenal v Hull

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Continues to grow in the centre of midfield. Can burst away from players and pick out a pass, but stays aware defensively and tracks runners well. Was at the heart of most good things Arsenal did today. 8

Francis Coquelin – Was tenacious and combative in the middle as usual but his passing left a lot to be desired. Defended well as Hull. 6

Theo Walcott – Always a danger when playing on the last shoulder, but struggles to involve himself in the more technical build up. Booked for throwing the ball away and replaced by Mohamed Elneny with 20 minutes to play. 6

Mesut Ozil – An afternoon to forget for the German. Looks low on confidence and most of his runs in behind were offside. Again, some nice moments but needs to try and impact the game a bit more. 6

Alex Iwobi – Glides around the pitch and his dribbling gave Elabdellaoui problems throughout, but rushed his passing in the final third when a cooler head would’ve made the right option. 7

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic looks on after Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scores

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Alexis Sanchez – Always looking to play on the front foot and make a difference but was often guilty of running himself into danger or taking too many touches. However, was still the difference maker with his two goals. 7

Subs: Elneny 69’, Welbeck 82’, Lucas 82’


Eldin Jakupovic – Like Cech, despite the home side threatening on several occasions was rarely forced into action. Was unlucky to concede with Sanchez getting the final touch with his hand. 7

Omar Elabdellaoui – Carried out his defensive duties well but was indecisive when presented with chances to go forward. Replaced by the more attack-minded Elmohamedy in the second half. 6

Andrea Ranocchia – Was a commanding presence in Hull’s win over Liverpool, but seemed to struggle today with a high line and the pace of Sanchez in behind. Sloppy on the ball as well. 6

Hull defender Harry Maguire against Arsenal

Harry Maguire – Much more assertive and assured than his defensive partner. Marshalled Walcott and Alexis well, was excellent with the ball and offered a threat in the final third. 8

Andrew Robertson – A real bright spark down the left-hand side for Hull. Was never afraid to get forward and his crossing always gave the Gunners’ backline something to think about. 7

Tom Huddlestone – Usually so assured in his passing, the 30-year-old completed was guilty of leaving his team-mates short on several occasions. Failed to track late any runs into the box. 5

Lazar Markovic – Handled himself in midfield despite playing in a slightly deeper role. His willingness to run with the ball gave the away side an added threat on the counter attack. 7

Alfred N’Diaye – A physical presence in the midfield and was willing to spray passes out wide to try and stretch the play. Gave away small, tactical fouls when the hosts looked to threaten. 6

Theo Walcott and Kamil Grosicki go head-to-head in Arsenal v Hull

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Kamil Grosicki – Started the game well and gave Bellerin plenty of problems with his direct running. Faded quickly though and was replaced by Evandro with half an hour still to play. 6

Sam Clucas – Showed some nice touches and was always available for his team-mates, but did not provide any penetration or incision with his passing. 6

Oumar Niasse – Constantly ran the channels and provided a much needed out ball for his side. Had a couple of efforts saved by Cech but lacked that final bit of quality to beat him. 7

Subs: Evandro 60’, Elmohamedy 65’, Diomande 78’

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