‘They were very impressive’ – BBC pundit gives rare praise to Arsenal after Saturday’s show

Arsene Wenger’s men have received more plaudits for their performance against Hull City in Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Despite concerns about the trip to the KC stadium being a tricky fixture after witnessing the Tigers frustrate Manchester United a couple of weeks ago, Arsenal’s affair was a far more one-sided contest.

A double from Alexis Sanchez and well-taken goals from Theo Walcott and substitute Granit Xhaka were enough to see off a Hull side which threatened an unlikely comeback from the penalty-spot in the 79th minute.

However, BBC Match of the day pundit Alan Shearer insists he was hardly worried about the safety of Arsenal’s three points even after Robert Snodgrass scored.

“Arsenal were at it today right from the first minute. I think they would have won the game with 11 vs 11. They committed so many men forward and there was a purpose to their passing.” Shearer said

“It didn’t change in the second half. They could have taken their foot off the pedal when Hull went down to ten men but again they were prepared to commit men forward.

“There was one little scare when Hull got the penalty and it went back to 2-1. But I always felt they could just step up their game. Arsenal were very impressive today.”

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