Steve Bruce says Hull City will arrive at the Emirates Stadium tonight ready to ‘have a go’ at league leaders Arsenal, but he also knows that his side will have to be at their defensive best if they are to return home with something to show for their efforts.
The Tigers have a habit this season of producing their best against the Premier League’s form sides, highlighted by a 3-1 victory against second-placed Liverpool at the weekend, but Bruce knows Arsenal pose a formidable test on their own patch.
“We’ve shown when we’ve been to the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle, Everton and Tottenham that we’ve made a fist of it,” said Bruce.
“We maybe haven’t got the right result in those games but I think we have to approach tonight’s game in the same way. Let’s go and have a go, enjoy it and see what we can do.
“But you know when you go to Arsenal that the one thing you’re going to have to do is defend well and play well because they are as good as anybody in this league at the moment. It’s so difficult to set up against them because the players seem to play anywhere and everywhere. They play with that fluidity and freedom.
“There’s a goal threat from five or six players. We can’t afford to have an off-day, we’re going to have to be at our best.”