Following a 2-2 draw with defending champions Manchester United, giant slayers Cardiff City will be looking to shock yet another top table side when they host Arsenal on Saturday afternoon. However, the Gunners have already proved that they are on the main contenders for the Premier League title, meaning that we are about a thrilling contest in South Wales.
Even though everybody thought that Cardiff City were not competitive at this level, the Bluebirds have already proved doubters wrong. Malky Mackay’s men are points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the match against league leaders Arsenal and they are brimming with confidence following a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at the weekend. However, it has to be noted that the Red Devils deserved to win this match, with the Welsh side scoring the equalizer in the dying minutes of the match at Cardiff City Stadium. The Bluebirds have shocked the other Manchester side, with the newcomers beating the Citizens 3-2 earlier this season, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of producing yet another good display against the top table side on Saturday afternoon. Fraizer Campbell will be the man to watch in the home side as he has already proved that he is capable of making life difficult for the English giants.
Arsenal chiefs have finally kept hold of key players during the summer transfer window, while adding Real Madrid superstar Mesut Ozil to the squad. As a result, the Gunners look like an unstoppable machine in the new Premier League campaign and they are leading the standings with four points clear of second-placed Liverpool ahead of their trip to Wales. In midweek Arsene Wenger’s men outplayed Marseille 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, with the team securing their place in last 16 of the Champions League. Mesut Ozil has totally adapted to the new surrounding and he cannot stop making assists for his teammates. The Gunners have been producing excellent showings on the road this term and I am positive that they will return home with three points in their pocket. When the two teams last met in the FA Cup in 2009, Arsenal recorded a routine 4-0 victory.