Dec 20 2009
Arsenal show signs of struggling without influential captain/midfielder Cesc Fabregas & striker Robin Van Persie but still won 3-0 against Hull City. In a fesity match that boiled on the verge of nasty violence, Samir Nasri came up from behind Hull’s Richard Garcia and trod on his leg. From the set-piece, Denilson curled in a beautiful effort that was entirely out of place in an ugly match.
After the interval the Tigers were handed a way back into the match when Silvestre was harshly judged to have pulled back Fagan in the penalty area. Geovanni stepped up to take the spot-kick but Almunia beat the ball away and Hunt headed the rebound wide. Eduardo with a 59th minute goal deflated the visitors and Diaby closed out the scoring with an 80th minute after he exchanged passes with Andrey Arshavin and then smashed in a shot that left the Hull goalie with no chance.