On Monday night Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium to face Hull City, who are still fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.
Back-to-back wins have seen Hull climb to 34 points, but manager Steve Bruce isn’t satisfied just yet.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Bruce said:
“We’ve still got four games to play and I don’t think 34 points is enough, history tells us that.”
Hull managed a draw at the Emirates earlier in the season and will take a boost from consecutive wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
The 2-2 draw in London saw Hull take the lead after Alexis Sánchez had put The Gunners ahead. Arsenal were below par on the day and needed a late equaliser from Danny Welbeck to salvage a draw.
“It’s difficult against Arsenal but we went to the Emirates and got a result down there so if we are capable of doing that then we’ve got a chance at our place,” said Bruce.
“Coming off the back of a really good result against Palace, you’re hopeful the players have still got the energy against the big boys three days later. We were terrific [against Liverpool] and thoroughly deserved it.”
Hull are the only team not to concede to Liverpool across two Premier League games all season, and Arsenal should certainly be wary of slipping up.
“Commitment is the secret to winning against the big teams. We’ve set a benchmark and Arsenal won’t fancy coming here now.”
Arsenal also faced Hull in the third round of this season’s FA Cup, having beaten them in the Final last year. Alexis also scored in that game and assisted Per Mertesacker’s goal as Arsenal enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win.
Monday is unlikely to be so straightforward with Hull fighting for their lives and buoyed by last night’s result.