Arsenal secured their passage to the sixth spherical of the FA Cup with a four-zero win away to Hull, however victory got here at the price of a string of accidents.
Neither aspect settled within the early exchanges, with a coming collectively between Per Mertesacker and Nick Powell the one notable second of the primary 20 minutes. The Arsenal defender would go off quickly after.
A dreadful first forty five minutes received the opener it deserved when David Meyler’s unfastened backpass from the left-again spot was pounced upon by Olivier Giroud, who slotted residence an opener.
The second interval noticed Gabriel come off after one other collision in an aerial problem.
Then Aaron Ramsey picked up a knock, marching straight down the tunnel earlier than Jeff Reine-Adelaide might exchange him.
One other objective from Giroud and two from Theo Walcott, each of whom have struggled to seek out the web lately, added lustre to the scoreline, however they got here at a brutal value.