FA Cup Final team news: Arsenal v Hull - Gunners check on Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsene Wenger and Steve Bruce will do battle on Saturday. Photo: ITV Sport

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Thomas Vermaelen will be assessed ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup final clash with Hull.

England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain has been out with a groin injury since the league clash with the Tigers on April 20, 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 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.

Hull boss Steve Bruce has vowed to take no risks with his starting line-up as his side bid to win the FA Cup for the first time in their history against Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday.

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

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

Provisional squads

Arsenal: Szczesny, Fabianski, Sagna, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Monreal, Vermaelen, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Rosicky, Arteta, Flamini, Diaby, Ramsey, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Ozil, Kallstrom, Podolski, Giroud.

Hull: McGregor, Harper, Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, McShane, Faye, Davies, Chester, Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Koren, Livermore, Quinn, Brady, Boyd, Aluko, Fryatt, Sagbo.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has a groin issue. Credit: PA