After a couple of promising performances against Southampton and Marseille, Arsenal now travel to Wales to face Aaron Ramsey’s former side Cardiff City who recently stole a point away from Manchester United scoring in the final minute of the game. Arsenal will be hoping to continue their form away from home but Cardiff could prove to be a tricky opponent, and if you remember they have already beaten Manchester City at home this season.
The Gunners after 12 game weeks are at the top of the table with 28 points, but just four points differentiates the top three sides as Chelsea and Liverpool are right behind the Gunners with 24 points on the table.
Cardiff have had a mixed start to the Campaign following their promotion. Although home games against the likes of Manchester City, United and Everton have been productive for the Welsh side, they haven’t maintained their consistency levels throughout the campaign and currently stand at 15th in the table with just 13 points from the opening 12 games. It will be interesting to see how the Gunners manage to break down Malky Mackay’s side and the match is very much expected to be a tight affair despite Arsenal’s breathtaking start to the season both home and away.
Arsenal stars Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta started from the bench against Marseille while Keiran Gibbs missed the match due to illness. But according to the latest team news revealed by Wenger, there are no fresh injuries and Gibbs is also back in training.
The likes of Podolski, Diaby, Alex-Ox and Yaya Sanogo remain sidelined.