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Cardiff vs Arsenal LIVE: Latest score and updates as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang puts Gunners back in front

Follow the latest from the Premier League clash at the Cardiff City Stadium

Nathan Jacobs
Sunday 02 September 2018 14:51
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil is training 'normally with the group'

Arsenal travel west to take on a Cardiff City side that are yet to score a goal in the Premier League this season, with all eyes on Unai Emery’s selection as he recalls Mesut Özil but leaves Lucas Torreira on the bench.

Özil missed last weekend’s victory over West Ham United that saw Arsenal record their first win of the season, having picked up yet another illness that ruled him out of the game. The German has trained all week though, convincing Emery to start with the attacking midfielder despite beating West Ham last weekend without him. That means Uruguay midfielder Torreira is yet to win his first start, having been used as a substitute so far this season.

Cardiff meanwhile are yet to win a game this season, and will hope to recover from the disappointing midweek defeat by Norwich City in the Carabao Cup in order to give their home fans something to cheer about.

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What time does it start?

Cardiff City vs Arsenal kicks off at 1.30pm.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League from 12,30pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 2.00pm.

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Good morning and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of today's Premier League clash between Cardiff City and Arsenal.

With kick-off at 1.30pm, we'll begin our full build-up from 12.30pm.

Jack de Menezes2 September 2018 10:03
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Kick off is just an hour away and the team new is out. 

Here's how the hosts, Cardiff, line up this afternoon: 

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 12:33
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Meanwhile, the visitors Arsenal line up as follows: 

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Cardiff are yet to score on their return to the Premier League but they've still accumulated two points from their first three games courtesy of their pair of 0-0 draws. 

They'll likely feel today is a good chance to grab at least one goal considering Arsenal's defensive woes but there's sure to be a lot of defending asked of them too with both Lacazette and Aubameyang in the Gunners' starting XI. 

Get your predictions in the comments below! 

Source: Getty Images 

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 12:44
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Neil Warnock sure had something to say about Ramsey's return...

"I hope we can rough him up - Needs must"

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:09
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The fans are getting ready. Both sets.  

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:19
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Mesut Ozil is back in the starting line up for the Gunners today after an illness ruled him out of last week's victory against West Ham. 

However, rumours were circulating that Emery is not best pleased with the German so far and Luke Brown has been looking into what role he'll have at the Gunners under their new coach?

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:22
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Speak of the devil... 

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:24
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The teams are out and kick off is just moments away...

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:29
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1 mins: They had their well publicised against Manchester City trying to pass the ball out from the back but Arsenal are sticking to their new principles and were almost caught out! 

They've retained possession though and are already into their passing rhythm. 

Nathan Jacobs2 September 2018 13:32

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