Few people would have expected Arsenal to be top of the Premier League table after 13 matches, but the truth is that they have deserved it thus far. Great collective play, fighting spirit, and five cleansheets in their last six matches have contributed to their brilliant start.
Despite their injury concerns, the Gunners have managed to remain competitive. The absences of Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Oxlade-Chamberlain were just three of the injuries Arsene Wenger has had to deal with.
With Walcott back in the squad, the England international could get a chance to start his first match since returning.
As the EPL enters a very hectic stage, Wenger is prepared to rotate his squad, in order to avoid fatigue, which could hurt the team.
"I rotate considering the level of fatigue," he told the club's official website. "We have some indications - my eyes, some objective data, as well as some positions where it's more demanding on the physical front than others."
The league leaders will be without Bacary Sagna on Wednesday evening, after he picked up a knock against Cardiff City. It has also been rumored that Rosicky and even Thomas Vermaelen could find their way into the squad, if Wenger feels the need to start them.
For Steve Bruce, his side heads into this match having pulled off an impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool at the weekend. After claiming those three points, the Tigers will be full of energy going up against the league leaders at the Emirates.
One thing that will worry Bruce is his side's poor away form, coupled with Arsenal's near perfect home record.
Arsenal has five victories and one defeat on their home soil, with that loss coming in the opening match of the season against Aston Villa. Since then, they've won five straight at home, while scoring 12 goals and only conceding two.
Along with Southampton, the Gunners have the best defense in the league, having only conceded 10 goals all season.
That does not look too promising for the visitors, who have won only one of their away matches, while they have lost five. And from those six matches, they have only scored five goals, while conceding 13.
Watch Arsenal vs Hull City live on Wednesday, December 4, 2013:
In the UK at 19:45 BST on: Arsenal Player
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