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GUARDIAN – Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Paul Doyle

Arsenal’s grey clouds lifting, Sturridge’s injury benefiting Suárez, Pellegrini under pressure and Pulis the great entertainerArsenal have won just two of their last eight matches but they will arrive for this one in upbeat form. Not only will the sight of Hull remind them that they will soon contest an FA Cup final and perhaps end their epic trophy-drought, but Everton’s surprising defeat to Crystal Palace has given Arsenal a boost in the chase for the last Champions League spot meaning that, like last season and contrary to the stereotype, Arsenal could take advantage of another team’s bottling. Hull, meanwhile, still need a victory to confirm their Premier League survival and Steve Bruce will likely give Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic the chance to shoot past Wojciech Szczesny none of that trio are likely to feature in the final so all talk of a dress rehearsal for Wembley is to be treated with the contempt that all cliches deserve, at the end of the day. Continue reading…

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