Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal: Five Things We Learned

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The Premier League match between Cardiff and Arsenal will be broadcast on NBCSN.

Emery was delighted with Ozil's contribution to the Gunner's first away win of the season which came thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's late victor. Petr Cech has been horrendous in most matches, and I have no idea how he keeps starting.

Emery opted to start both Lacazette and Aubameyang against Cardiff and the decision paid dividends, with Lacazette providing an assist for his team-mate before scoring the victor.

If Emery needs to change things against Cardiff then he can look to his bench, with options including Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, it was Camarasa who put smiles on Cardiff supporters faces on the stroke of half-time with his smashing finish.

Aubameyang scored the second for Arsenal with a sublime curling effort from outside the 18-yard area.

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Aaron Ramsey left Cardiff as a teenager, when Arsenal won the battle with Manchester United for his signature. Arsenal went ahead three times, because the first two times were counteracted by the resilient Cardiff.

However, Arsenal took the lead with 12 minutes gone as Granit Xhaka's corner found Shkodran Mustafi, who sent a bullet header into the back of the net. In fact, Xhaka's error lead to Cardiff's first goal.

It was not to be for the hosts, however, as Lacazette struck.

Former Liverpool and Switzerland player Stephane Henchoz also recently spoke out about Xhaka and Shaqiri's celebrations, telling Blick: "The double-headed eagle has no business in the Swiss national team". Controlling the ball in the Cardiff box, Lacazette created enough space to fiercely bury his strike beyond the Cardiff keeper to get his first goal of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Brazilian football star Neymar reportedly picked Chelsea or Arsenal as the two Premier League teams he would love to move to if he is to leave Paris-Saint-Germain. Arsenal were almost the architect of their own downfall once again as their sloppy defensive mistakes show no sign of disappearing under Emery.

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