Hull City boss Steve Bruce seeks cup redemption

Hull City manager Steve Bruce

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The third round draw of the FA Cup on Monday night threw up a repeat of last season’s final as Arsenal will host Hull, and Tigers boss Steve Bruce insists his side can overcome the Gunners this year.

Hull led 2-0 thanks to goals from James Chester and Curtis Davies at Wembley in the 2014 final in May but Arsenal hit back through Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny to take the game into extra time.

Aaron Ramsey scored the winner for Arsenal to end the Gunners’ trophy drought and leave the Tigers deflated.

Hull will travel to the Emirates Stadium for a third round tie for the weekend commencing January 3 and Bruce insists his side can cause an upset and dump the holders out.

“Arsenal are a really great team, with great traditions, so if you’re a player you should want to go and play at these places,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“We can take a lot of heart from how we’ve played against Arsenal in the last couple of games so we’ll be looking to do that again.

“Let’s not forget they couldn’t beat us over 90 minutes at Wembley and they couldn’t beat us over 90 minutes six weeks ago (a 2-2 draw at the Emirates in the Premier League).

“Let’s go there and enjoy it. It’s a great place to play football in a great tie so let’s see if we can have a good crack at them.”

Hull, who are without a win in their last eight league games and sit 18th in the Premier League table, are 71.00 to win the FA Cup outright this year.

Arsenal are 10.00 to win the FA Cup and Chelsea, who will face Watford at home in the third round, are available at 6.00.

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