Cardiff City vs. Arsenal: Preview and TV schedule

Clive Rose

Arsenal's red-hot streak should continue away at newly-promoted Cardiff on Saturday.

Arsenal bounced back from defeat to Manchester United with a solid 2-0 win over high-flying Southampton last weekend, and are expected to continue their impressive form against newly-promoted Cardiff City on Saturday. They now have a four-point lead at the top of the table, and things are looking very healthy indeed for the Gunners.

More from our team sites

Cardiff are currently down in 15th place, having only won three of their opening 12 games. However, they will still be high on confidence after snatching a deserved 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United last weekend, so Arsenal shouldn't expect too easy an afternoon.

The hosts are without any early injury or suspension concerns, while Arsène Wenger, as per usual, has a handful of unavailable players. Winger Ryo Miyaichi has joined the injury list with a hamstring problem, while illness to left-back Kieran Gibbs could see Nacho Monreal make the starting 11 for the first time this Premier League season.

Cardiff City injuries and suspensions

Out: None. In doubt: None.

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Abou Diaby (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (hamstring). In doubt: Kieran Gibbs (illness).

Projected lineups

Cardiff City: David Marshall; Andrew Taylor, Ben Turner, Steven Caulker, Kévin Théophile-Catherine; Peter Odemwingie, Peter Whittingham, Gary Medel, Jordon Mutch, Don Cowie; Fraizer Campbell.

Arsenal: Wojciech Szczęsny; Nacho Monreal, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna; Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey; Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Jack Wilshere; Olivier Giroud.

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales

TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), TSN, RDS (Canada).

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.).

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.