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Oxlade-Chamberlain misses FA Cup final

ESPN staff
May 17, 2014
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been struggling with a groin injury since last month's Premier League win over Hull © Getty Images

Arsene Wenger has decided not to risk Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the FA Cup final with the winger left out of Arsenal's squad to face Hull at Wembley.

Oxlade-Chamberlain, who along with Jack Wilshere was selected in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup, has been struggling with a groin injury since the 3-0 Premier League win over Hull last month.

Wilshere, who returned from two months out with a fractured foot in the final-day win against Norwich, has to settle for a place on the bench.

Olivier Giroud starts up front for Arsenal having seen Yaya Sanogo preferred in the last three rounds of the competition.

For Hull, former Tottenham pair Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone start in midfield, while Matty Fryatt starts up front in the absence of the cup-tied Nikica jelavic and Shane long.

Arsenal: Fabianski, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud

Substitutes: Szczesny, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Flamini, Sanogo

Hull: McGregor, Davies, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Quinn, Fryatt

Substitutes: Harper, McShane, Figueroa, Koren, Boyd, Sagbo, Aluko

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