CARDIFF VS ARSENAL
KICK OFF: SUNDAY 2nd SEPt 2018 | 14:30 CET
premier league wk4 | Cardiff city stadium
Can Arsenal End their lousy start to the 2018 – 2019 Season with a Win against Cardiff?
The Gunners are in the process of adapting to a new system, but despite suffering two straight defeats to City and Chelsea, they should have no problem seeing off Cardiff.
The Bluebirds picked up a point in the Premier League after a goalless draw with Newcastle but their second home game this term will be a sterner challenge. Keeper Neil Etheridge saved a last-gasp penalty to deny the Magpies victory, not the first time either this season. He has the ability to frustrate Emery’s men in this fixture, and there is no doubt that Cardiff will be ready for the Arsenal challenge.
Arsenal came from two goals down to draw with Chelsea before conceding a late winner. The Gunners would have scored more in that match but for poor finishing which will encourage Cardiff. Unai Emery has plenty of work to do ahead of this match, and Aubameyang has to be more clinical in front of goal.
Arsenal should have enough quality edge out Cardiff to collect all three points.
Key Match Facts
- Cardiff have gone three consecutive league games without scoring.
- Arsenal’s last five games have produced two or more goals.