Arsenal vs Cardiff City : Arsenal are looking more and more like they have no interest in keeping Mesut Ozil, so is Cardiff City his last chance to change their minds?Arsenal are suddenly buzzing around the January transfer space, looking for potential attacking solutions to the problems
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As of writing, no deals have yet been made official, but a lot can change in very little time. Right this moment, there are talks of sending Mesut Ozil to Inter Milan, paying half his wages to do so, as well we bringing in Ivan Perisic, Christopher Nkunku and/or Denis Suarez. Oh, and Malcom is in the mix too.
There are things happening, and these things all appear to be in reaction to the Ozil situation. All of the players being linked would be seen as direct replacements and, if we get two, you can safely assume that we are covering for Ramsey’s exit as well. Potentially even Mkhitaryan’s.
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But given that I am writing this on Monday to be published Tuesday before the match, and no signings have been made prior to the Cardiff City match-up, it’s not unfeasible to think that Ozil will have one last hurrah against the Welsh side, potentially even in the starting XI, if Unai Emery is feeling ballsy (or nostalgic).
The thing is, I’m not sure this “last hurrah” can save Ozil. This season has been a colossal disappointment for him, following securing the big-money deal. He has found more success playing Fortnite than football and there’s no hiding that him and Emery don’t jive. And, spoiler alert, Emery is going to win that battle.
However, as Cardiff is the last match before the transfer window closes (and before Manchester City), Ozil still could have that one last chance to go out with a bang – to actually prove to be a competitor, which he has failed to get across all season, ever since Emery took over.Cardiff City take to the football field for the first time since the tragic disappearance of their new signing Emiliano Sala.
Sala went missing in a light aircraft en route from Nantes to Cardiff last week, an incident which has formed a sombre backdrop to this Bluebirds’ clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
Neil Warnock insisted football was still “important” but admitted he and several Cardiff players have had counselling to deal with the emotional impact of last week’s events.
The Bluebirds still have a relegation fight on their hands, though this game and Saturday’s home match against Bournemouth are likely to be very difficult occasions for Warnock’s men.
Here’s the preview to the game, including the expected team news for Arsenal and Cardiff.
Emiliano Sala latest live updates as Cardiff City play first match since striker’s disappearance against Arsenal
What time is kick off?
Arsenal versus Cardiff City kicks off at 7.45pm tonight (Tuesday 29th January).
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Is it on TV?
No, the game isn’t being shown on live TV. BBC’s Match Of The Day will have highlights on Wednesday evening from 10.45pm.
Or you can follow regular live updates on the WalesOnline live blog.
What’s the expected team news?
Arsenal are struggling with injuries to a number of key defenders, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos out with an ankle injury, plus Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee injuries) unavailable.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Laurent Koscielny are both unlikely to feature, with Danny Welbeck a long-term absentee for the Gunners.
Those defensive injuries are likely to mean Unai Emery fields a four-man defence at the Emirates.
Cardiff City academy graduate and Wales star Aaron Ramsey could well feature against his old side.
Sean Morrison in action during Cardiff City’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal earlier in the season (Image: Ben Evans/Huw Evans Agency)
For Cardiff, Sean Morrison is out after recovering from an appendix operation, Jazz Richards and Kenneth Zohore are doubts, while Harry Arter should return having missed the 3-0 defeat to Newcastle.
Warnock admitted some players – those have most heavily felt the psychological impact of the Sala tragedy – may not play.
“We feel we’ve got to go more regarding who we think will get more out of it, than probably the team that we would have picked,” he said.
Expected Arsenal XI: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey; Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Expected Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Peltier, Manga, Bamba, Cunningham; Gunnarsson, Arter, Camarasa; Reid, Hoilett, Niasse.
What have the managers said?
Warnock: “It was always a massive job.
“It’s doubly massive now, and that’s when you’ve got to show your leadership and show the lads you’re in charge of that we’ve got another miracle to do here. Another obstacle and we just have to move on and try and prove this miracle.
“I’m sure people will write us off – and I’m sure people wouldn’t have thought we’d get 19 points to this point – but we have to get on the bandwagon tomorrow at Arsenal, a difficult game.”It’s hard to leave the Manchester United loss behind like it didn’t happen, but that’s exactly what we need to do as Arsenal welcome Cardiff City to the Emirates in a match where they can make good on the win against Chelsea and keep the pressure on the top four, hoping to make up more ground with the right kind of luck.
The Gunners will be more focused than ever on the Europa League, but getting into the top four is now likely to take top priority. As we learned last year, trusting in a Europa League win to get into the Champions League is a risky endeavor, and one that shouldn’t be traded for the potential to get into the top four.
Those hopes will take us through Cardiff City, who are currently in a battle to get out of the relegation zone, which, as has been evident every year since ever, is where a lot of the tougher match-ups come from down the stretch.
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Which is why it won’t be an easy match. But not just because of the state of Cardiff City, and their hopes of staying in the top flight, but because of the heaps of injuries that now plague the Arsneal first team. More than usual, even. Koscielny and Sokratis are both unlikely to feature, which leaves Unai Emery with one hell of a selection headache.
One that I will try to sort out, like a giant wad of tangled Christmas lights. So let’s start with the easy part, the plug.Having the fourth round of FA Cup finished very last week, it’s time for the match day 24 come into significant action. Its Arsenal vs Cardiff City online and the fans are going gaga over this match. They will meet each other today at the Emirates Stadium. Stadium lovers must have booked their tickets on the first and foremost basis. Still, for over a million internet fans, we have got ways to watch Arsenal vs Cardiff City online.
Talking about the Arsenal team, they sitting at the fifth spot of table rankings. They have got 44 points whereas the players are dealing in some sorts of injuries and complications. Still, hopes are high that the players will play to their fullest potential. Cardiff on the other side is sitting at 18th position with 19 points. If they can beat the Arsenal football team, the chances are high that they can qualify for the next stage. Now, let’s get to know ways to watch Arsenal vs Cardiff City online.
Ways to watch Arsenal vs Cardiff City live streaming free online
Slowly, the phenomenon of cable connections is coming to an end. Over the past few years, with the inclusion of streaming services and online channels, people are moving towards Internet-based viewing. It’s cost-effective, and you don’t need a television to watch online shows.
Therefore, Come along as we are about to discover ways to watch Arsenal vs Cardiff City online.
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2. Hulu with Live TV
Just at the same time as YouTube TV, Hulu jumped into the live TV business. Technically speaking, Hulu is a beta project but has got all the class and quality of a streaming service provider.
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The starter pack of YouTube TV costs at $40 per month which is fantastic. It delivers around 70 lists of channels where you don’t need to compromise on the quality. Out of 70 channels, 15 of them are sports ones, and this is a terrific thing.
All you require is a good speed internet connection and a compatible device to watch Arsenal vs Cardiff City online. Without any lags or interruption, you can stream Arsenal vs Cardiff City online match.
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Still, you will need to compromise on the quality of streaming and if you are comfortable enough, no need to spend even a penny on paid services.
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