Arsene Wenger hailed Mike Phelan ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Hull on Saturday.

Phelan, who intially stepped in as caretaker manager when Steve Bruce resigned at the end of last season, has done a decent job with the Tigers and they’re currently level on points with us. They beat Leicester 2-1 on the opening day of the season and have only gone on to lose once to Manchester United.

Phelan as now been offered the role permanently and while he’s currently assessing his option before he agrees, Wenger praised what he’s already done for the club.

“He’s doing very well,” Wenger said.

“He’s experienced after working at big clubs in big competitions. He has done really well.

“He is a real football man and has given some stability to Hull. They are difficult to beat.”

Arsenal have enjoyed some decent results against Hull in the past but somehow I get the feeling it won’t be a walk in the park this time. They have the confidence while we appear to still be finding our feet.

Phelan does seem to have injected some belief into the Hull side but our quality should overcome this. Hopefully, it does or it’s looking a bit bleak.

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