Arsenal are aiming to finish second in the Premier League this seasonReuters

Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City as the Gunners look to move back to the second position in the Premier League.

Now that the Premier League title race is over, with Chelsea being crowned as the new English Champions after their win against Crystal Palace on Sunday, the Gunners will be aimimng to finish second in the table for the first time since the 2004/05 season.

Although they are currently three points behind last season's English champions Manchester City, they have a good chance of finishing as the runners up in the Premier League this season due to them having played two games less than the Citizens.

Arsenal have been in excellent form of late, recording eight consecutive wins, before finally drawing to Chelsea in their last Premier League fixture.

Due to this reason, they are expected to easily overpower Hull City on Monday, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists that the Tigers will be tough opponents.

"We have a big challenge in front of us because we know Hull well," Wenger told Arsenal's official website. "We played them last season in the FA Cup final, played them this year in the cup again and already at home in the Premier League. We know that they are a good side."

"They have two strong aspects - strong defensive compactness and big pace up front with Dame N'Doye and Sone Aluko.

"On the flank they have Ahmed Elmohamady who we know well from the cup final, and he provides good crosses. Their team is very quick on the counter-attack so that will be very tricky for us."

Hull City, on the other hand, will also be looking for nothing less than a win as they are currently in a very precarious position in the Premier League as they are just a couple of points away from the drop zone in the 16th position.

Although the Tigers have some very tough games against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United coming up, they will need to try and squeeze the maximum points from their remaining fixtures if they want to remain in the Premier League next season.

After suffering three successive defeats against Chelsea, Swansea City and Southampton, Hull have done well in their last two fixtures, recording back-to-back wins against Crystal Palace and Liverpool in their last two fixtures.

Still, they will not have an easy time against the high flying Arsenal, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce insists that his side again need to be at their best when they play hosts to the Gunners on Monday.

"We know we're going to have to be at our best," Bruce told Hull City's official website. "We'll have to defend well because Arsenal have such an array of attacking talent and that always makes it a difficult game."

"They've been on a run of late so we will have to play well. But, we've just had two games where our players have performed to their maximum - and just at the right time."

"We, too, have found a little bit of form. Where that has come from – I'd like to be able to bottle the reason and point to it as being the answer but it isn't as easy as that. We need to show it again on Monday."

Expected Line-ups:

Hull City: Harper; Brady, McShane, Dawson, Chester, Elmohamady; Huddlestone, Livermore, Quinn, Aluko; N'Doye

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud

Where to Watch Live:

The EPL match is scheduled for 8pm BST (12:30am IST, 3am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 4 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.

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