Cardiff City vs. Arsenal - Football Match Report

Unai Emery

Arsenal, meanwhile, joined United on six points as it secured a first away victory under Unai Emery with an entertaining 3-2 win at newly promoted Cardiff.

Goals form Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette sealed an important win.

But Cardiff responded again, this time eight minutes later, when Sean Morrison nodded Joe Ralls' free kick back across goal to Danny Ward, who headed home off the left post.

He had been struggling for the first three games and this goal will do just enough to boost his confidence.

Worldwide retirement following Germany's World Cup exit has also contributed towards a turbulent spell for Ozil but, as Cardiff prepare to host Arsenal on Sunday, Warnock has backed him to turn things around.

"But in the Premier League there are too many good players in defence and we never create anything".

"For me, all the minutes he is playing is important for his performance". Monreal, Bellerin, Guendouzi and Xhaka were booked for Arsenal, whereas Cardiff City's Camarasa, Junior Hoilett and Harry Arter also saw themselves get into the referee's book. Not only did Arsenal allow them two goals, the home side had numerous other chances. Aaron Ramsey was huge, Lacazette played both creator and finisher while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took his goal superbly.

Additionally, the manager must also think hard about how much time Cech will be given to improve his passing ability, as the goalkeeper's struggles to play out from the back almost cost Arsenal again. We had a lot of chances and we won't be last on Match of the Day tonight'. At times, Ozil glided through the game, ghosting in behind Arsenal's chief attacking threats, and a midfield combination with Aaron Ramsey largely worked well.

FW Alexandre Lacazette, 8 - Finally got a starting place and nearly repaid Emery handsomely on 33 minutes when smacking a shot off the post. Petr Cech has been horrendous in most matches, and I have no idea how he keeps starting.

Then just six minutes later, Cech - again - nearly gifted Cardiff their first goal of the season, when his forced misplaced pass fell straight to Harry Arter who subsequently fired the ball way over the crossbar.

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