Arsenal has beaten Cardiff City 3-0 this Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales. Aaron Ramsey (2) and Mathieu Flamini were the goalscorers for Arsene Wenger‘s team. With this win, the Gunners are now seven points ahead of Liverpool before the Reds play against Hull City on Sunday.
Arsenal started the game in their usual 4-2-3-1 system with Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta in midfield with the first four players constantly interchanging positions throughout the game. After beating Manchester City in August and getting a last minute draw against Manchester United last week, Cardiff was looking to upset another Premier League giant.
Arsenal started on the front foot creating a chance after 90 seconds by Wilshere hitting the crossbar with a powerful shot. Wenger’s men would get the first goal of the game at the 29th minute by Ramsey who headed home a cross by Ozil. The Welshman then refused to celebrate against his old club and was applauded by Cardiff City fans for showing such respect for his former club. At the break, the Gunners were up 1-0.
The second half started with a much improved Cardiff City. The Welsh team created many chances by Frazier Campbell and Jordon Mutch but were denied by the Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Polish goalkeeper — often criticized last season for his inconsistency — has been one of Arsenal’s best players this season. The Gunners sealed the deal at the 86th minute by Mathieu Flamini with a powerful shot after a perfectly weighted pass by Ozil. Ramsey added a third goal at the 92nd minute to make it 3-0.
Arsenal has recorded another important victory on the road and put pressure on their title rivals who all play on Sunday. The Gunners are now seven points ahead of Liverpool. Cardiff City, 17th on the table and only three points above the relegation zone, will have to fight all season long to avoid relegation.