Arsène Wenger admits his team are "lucky" with the warnings they get before playing the newly-promoted sides.

The Gunners take on Hull City on Wednesday and the visitors come into the game on the back of a 3-1 win at home to Liverpool.

Wenger is expecting a difficult game at Emirates Stadium - and he's glad his players have been reminded.

We had a good warning before we went to Cardiff and we have another good warning from Hull's performance against Liverpool

Arsène Wenger

"They [Hull] have no fear," said Wenger. "They are very strong in the challenge and very dynamic going forward.

"They are very good in transition from defence to attack and on set-pieces they look strong as well.

"We are lucky at the moment, we get good warnings. We had a good warning before we went to Cardiff and we have another good warning from Hull's performance against Liverpool."

Hull City's owner Assem Allam has recently said he wanted to rebrand the club as Hull Tigers, a plan which has been criticised by fans. Wenger's opinion is that a club's traditions should always be respected.

"I don't understand it," he said. Usually there is a tradition that is linked with the name of the club that people want to keep.

"I think the difficulty in the modern way of thinking is the respect of tradition and forward-thinking - you have to combine both.

"The name is usually part of the tradition."

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source Isaac Moore 3 Dec 2013