To sum up what Arsene Wenger said in his pre-match press conference, here is the team news :
Ozil, as already reported is out for 6 weeks and not for three months as initially feared. koscielny is definitely out for the Hull clash, thanks to an injury he picked up while at International duty with France.
“We have been hit a bit hard with Koscielny coming back and his achilles being worse, and of course discovering the Ozil injury which we thought was nothing because he finished the Chelsea game.”
Aaron Ramsey is also a doubt, but will be back in full training on Monday before the Champions League match against Anderlecht. Right-back Calum Chambers will miss out due to suspension, which leaves youngster Bellerin with another shot at first team.
And now for the positives. Midfielder Thomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta will be available for selection despite injury fears. Rosicky picked up a knock on his calf, but should be back in time to face Hull.
Rosicky came back with a kick on the calf. He’s supposed to practice today. He didn’t play the second international game because of that but he should be available for Saturday. Arteta is back in the group, and will be in the squad.
Finally and probably the most awaited Theo Walcott is back along with German youngster Serge Gnabry.
For the rest, the positive news is Walcott is back in full training, Serge Gnabry is back in full training, We have as well Giroud ahead of schedule, so we have some positive news.
Walcott is set to play his first match against Blackburn with the under-21s in a bid to regain match fitness and probably will start the weekend clash from the bench.
So here is my probable lineup to face Hull:
BELLERIN – MONREAL- MERTESACKER – GIBBS
ARTETA – WILSHERE
OX – CAZORLA – SANCHEZ