Wenger: Arsenal must be at best to tame fearless Tigers

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has warned that Arsenal will have to be on their guard when they host Hull in the Premier League tomorrow night.

Steve Bruce’s outfit travel to the Emirates with a moral-boosting 3-1 triumph over Liverpool under their belts.

And Wenger knows the Tigers can pose a threat to the top flight league leaders. He said: “They have no fear. They are very strong in the challenge and very dynamic going forward.

“They are very good in transition from defence to attack and on set-pieces they look strong as well.

“We are lucky at the moment, we get good warnings. We had a good warning before we went to Cardiff and we have another good warning from Hull’s performance against Liverpool.”

Meanwhile, Wenger has revealed he constantly considers his decision to leave Gunners captain Thomas Vermaelen on the bench.

Central defender Vermaelen can’t force his way in to Wenger’s rearguard due to the in-form pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.

And Wenger said of the Belgium star – who has made just six appearances so far this campaign: “Yes it is tough to leave him out because of his quality, his attitude and his influence at the club.

“It is a difficult decision because he is a top-class player. He certainly suffers but he handles it with great dignity and great professionalism.”

He added: “No – if he wants to do that he will come and see me, which he has not done.”