Arsenal are up against Cardiff City on Sunday evening at the Cardiff City Stadium, where each team would display their mettle to climb league table. Since Cardiff City has suffered two continuous 0-0 draws against Huddersfield and Newcastle, it is hard for them to gain momentum with their current form, which will not improve their performance on Sunday.
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Cardiff City, newly promoted club from the Championship, is currently placed at the 15th position in league table. Defence looks established for Wales side, with their goalkeeper Etheridge in form, with 2 consecutive clean sheets, is a highly sought over goalkeeper in the Fantasy Premier League.
In attack they stands last in table, Cardiff City is the only club that is yet to score in opening three Premier League fixtures, and has managed only 6 shots on target since 3 games.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
He has been the top keeper for Arsenal with a lot of saves to his account since the start of the season, first choice ahead of Bernd Leno. Cech must be able to begin play from the deep end in order to build fluidity to the game’s statistics in possession. Hopefully, he can prove his worth, by keeping the ball out of his zone throughout the match.
Defenders: Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal
The FPL Scout has rated Bellerin as one of the next defenders to perform well in this coming weekend. He has record to cross every 33.8 minutes this season, compared with 47.7 minutes in 2017/18. His crossing accuracy has also climbed, from 15.6% to 25%. His attacking presence suits Unai’s 4-2-3-1 formation and is better equipped at the flanks due to his swiftness. Last game, he earned his first assist at home since the start of the season.
Sokratis is like a wall to Arsenal’s defense hence he is such a valuable asset to the team. Mustafi has displayed sparks with his ability to hold his head the highest during deliveries gives him that in-situ surge of confidence which gets converted to results in the best situations.
Midfielders : Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi
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With Guendouzi being a consistent performer, his age and his skills are in no comparison to each with the latter superseding his status in the dressing room.
Mkhitaryan also, has contributed the most to Arsenal with a goal and an assist during the last game to his name. He could also showcase moments of miracles as he scored from nearly 15 yards away from the goal line.
Iwobi could be a surprise starter this weekend because of the goal that he scored last week from Mkhitaryan’s cross.
Lacazette has been seeing at sidelines, the combination of both the Gabonese and the French international have yielded fruition of their play. Their coordination and versatility must be commended as they are a very recent pair of strikers who haven’t yet made their names together.
Aubameyang has been given the chance to start as Lacazette was not producing results due to his lack of form since last season.
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Even though, they had played both only in the pre-season friendlies, Since the start of the season Unai has decided to play only one of his star-studded strikers in the game and will look to continue with Aubameyang up front and Lacazette on the bench.