Confirmed Lineups: Cardiff vs Arsenal
Arsenal will be looking for their second win of the 2018-19 Premier League season whilst newly-promoted Cardiff City go in search of their first at the Cardiff City Stadium in under an hour’s time.
Neil Warnock’s side have failed to score in their opening three games and had goalkeeper Neil Etheridge to thank for their first of two points by saving Kenedy’s stoppage time penalty against Newcastle United two weeks ago.
The Gunners were given a tough two opening games with Manchester City and Chelsea, before beating West Ham United last weekend. They should find things easier in Wales this afternoon where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang can be expected to score his first goal of the season.
Here are the two confirmed lineups for this afternoon’s game:
Neil Etheridge; Bruno Ecuele Manga, Sean Morrison, Sol Bamba, Joe Bennett; Harry Arter, Víctor Camarasa, Joe Ralls; Bobby Reid, Danny Ward, Junior Hoilett
Substitutes: Brian Murphy, Lee Peltier, Callum Peterson, Greg Cunningham, Kadeem Harris, Kenneth Zohore, Gary Madine
The hosts have gone with a 4-5-1 formation that will turn into a 4-3-3 when on the attack with Junior Hoilett and Bobby Reid down the wings, supporting striker Danny Ward.
Petr Čech; Héctor Bellerín, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal; Granit Xhaka, Mattéo Guendouzi; Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette
Substitutes: Bernd Leno, Stephen Lichtsteiner, Rob Holding, Mohamed Elneny, Lucas Torreira, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Danny Welbeck
Petr Čech continues in goal as big summer signing Bernd Leno plays backup to the experienced goalkeeper.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been moved out to the left wing as Alexandre Lacazette starts up front this afternoon. There is a recall for Mesut Özil in the number 10 role.
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