Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Cardiff City


Arsenal FC have to be feeling very good this weekend, as they’re both coming off a victory and getting their brand name star player back. Mesut Ozil missed this past Saturday’s win over West Ham United due to an illness (at least that is the official word), but he has recovered now and trained all week with the rest of the squad.

We predict he returns to the first team when ninth place Arsenal travels to the capital of Wales, and takes on 15th place Cardiff City. Let’s take a look at who might be joining him on the pitch during kick-off of this fixture.

The Sports Bank’s Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction


Forwards:   Mesut Ozil, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Midfielders:  Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Aaron Ramsey

Defenders:  Stephan Lichsteiner,  Sokraitis Papastathopoulos, Shokdran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin

Goalkeeper:  Petr Cech

Kickoff Time: 1.30 p.m. BST, Sunday, Sept 2

Match preview, injury report: go to this link

Sixth place finishers last season, Arsenal currently sport 5/2 to 9/4 odds of finishing top four and getting back into Europe next season.

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Prediction: Arsenal 4, Cardiff 2

Arsenal are on the right track, but man, do they still have plenty of room for improvement. Getting the first win of the Emery era last weekend was huge, and now it’s time for them to start building some momentum. Going against an injury plagued and recently promoted side provides a tremendous opportunity for another win.

Feel free to post your own Cardiff and/or Arsenal starting XI predictions, as well as your final score predictions. Enjoy the match everyone!

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  1. Please, guide your players on the issue of playing on box.This will them to avoid reckless mistakes thanks.Play with 4,2,3,1formation.Arsenal fan

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