Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott score twice each as Arsenal hammer Hull in replay

Arsenal kept up their bid for a hat-trick of FA Cup trophies, marching into the quarterfinals as Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott netted twice in a 4-0 replay win at second-tier Hull City on Tuesday.

France striker Giroud had not scored in his 11 previous games but made the most of a terrible back pass after 40 minutes and then doubled the lead with 20 minutes remaining following a sharp volley from close range.

Walcott sidefooted the ball home to make it 3-0 before finishing off the tie with a low drive.

Victory came at a cost for Arsenal, who face Watford in the last eight, as defenders Per Mertesacker and Gabriel and midfielder Aaron Ramsey were forced off through injury.

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