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Updated: Friday, 16 May 2014 16:32 | Comments

Robbie Brady and Paul McShane face late fitness tests
Robbie Brady and Paul McShane face late fitness tests


Arsenal v Hull, Wembley, Saturday, 5pm

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thomas Vermaelen will both be assessed before kick-off.

England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out with a groin injury since the league clash with the Tigers on 20 April, while defender Vermaelen missed the season finale at Norwich after having five stitches in his knee.

Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby all returned from injury at Carrow Road, while Gunners manager Arsene Wenger faces a selection dilemma on whether to start number one Wojciech Szczesny or FA Cup ever-present Lukasz Fabianski.

Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry (both knee) remain absent.

Paul McShane (ankle), James Chester (hamstring), Robbie Brady (groin) and Sone Aluko (ankle) are all expected to pass fitness tests for Hull but are unlikely to make the Tigers' starting line-up.

Allan McGregor is set to continue in goal after making his comeback in the Premier League defeat to Everton, while Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long are both cup-tied.

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