Arsenal´s Premier League season is back on track after the Gunners eased to victory over Hull City on Sunday. The North London giants held on to fourth place, staying one point in front of Everton in fifth, with three games of the season remaining.
It was a comfortable afternoon for the team as Hull failed to mount any real danger. However, Arsene Wenger will be happy that the players put in a solid performance after weeks of indifference on the pitch. The cruising 3-0 win came over the clubs´ FA Cup Final opponents and it served as an encouraging dress rehearsal.
Indeed, if Hull plays like this in the cup showpiece in May it will be a very easy final for Arsenal as the club looks for its first trophy in 8 seasons.
Hull started well, but Arsenal recovered after a slow start and quickly put the hosts under pressure with slick passing and possession football.
Arsenal´s dominance was confirmed when the visitors took the lead in the 31st minute when Aaron Ramsey fired the team in front. The Welshman was making his first start since returning from a hamstring injury suffered in December. Ramsey showed how important he is to the Arsenal midfield when he latched onto the end of a slick passing move from Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla to fire low past Hull´s Steve Harper.
The Gunners were in charge of the game, but there was enough about Hull on the break to suggest Wenger´s charges would need another goal. The second duly arrived on the stroke of halftime as Lukas Podolski scored from a Ramsey assist. The home team players were incensed as they felt a free kick should have been given, but Arsenal instead broke and Podolski doubled the lead.
The second half continued Arsenal´s hold on the game, with the away team playing some quality football. Podolski´s brace and Arsenal´s third goal did not take long to come when in the 54th minute the German caught on to Ramsey´s assist and turned the ball into the net to secure the win. The Gunner impressed for the remainder of the game and Ramsey had put in a game winning Man of the Match performance.