Sagna to miss Hull clash

Arsenal welcome Hull City to the Emirates Stadium this evening looking to strengthen their grip at the top of the Premier League.

The Gunners go in to the game without right-back Bacary Sagna, so Carl Jenkinson is set to deputise while the game has come too soon for Lukas Podolski, though the Germany forward has returned to training following a hamstring injury.

Ryo Miyaichi, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Yaya Sanogo all remain side-lined.

Arsene Wenger’s men will be keen to get three points on the board as they embark upon a run of fixtures that sees them host three of the leagues current top five before Christmas.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are set to battle Liverpool in the race to sign Barcelona attacker Pedro, according to the Metro.

The Spain international is reportedly unhappy with life at the Nou Camp but has already equalled his league goals from last season this time around, netting seven times in just fourteen appearances.

The 26 year old is keen to cement his place in Spain’s squad for next summer’s World Cup finals, and would consider a move to the Premier League should a big a club come calling with Barca likely to allow him to leave on loan with a view to a permanent move should they decide to sell.