Arsenal Receive Massive Boost Ahead Of Their Match Against Cardiff City


Heading into that contest the Arsenal manager had been under fire for a failure to adapt his style to suit his squad, but if they can pick up successive victories at the Cardiff City Stadium much of that criticism will die down.

Arsenal were 3-0 winners the last time these two met in the Premier League in south Wales, with Cardiff youth product Aaron Ramsey scoring twice on his return in December 2013.

Still there was time for Sean Morrison to head a superb chance just over for Cardiff as Arsenal did their best to give away the lead for a third time, leaving their manager with much to reflect on during the worldwide break. I've always thought he was underrated really because he's a player who doesn't grab the headlines, he goes under the radar.

"I will probably be wincing at every tackle", he said. We're in the centre circle and I'm looking up to Arsene and I said: 'Look at the dugouts Arsene, they're miles away.

The Gunners are now facing Premier League newcomers Cardiff.

Former Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy was impressed with Neil Warnock's side and the problems they caused the Gunners.

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Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Redknapp said: "Granit Xhaka seems to struggle in there, he hasn't got the legs to get around and he's always going to get booked, so I feel it is very hard for this team, they haven't got the legs or energy in midfield".

'It's about where he is better for us and where he is better [used], thinking also about the opposition's style to play.

"But we play a lot more football this year because of guys like Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa".

Mesut Ozil returned to the Arsenal starting line-up for their Premier League game at Cardiff on Sunday (Sep 2) after reports he had fallen out with boss Unai Emery.

"The top sides all play out from the back because of the players they have".