Playing at the Cardiff City stadium, Arsenal started off well when they almost scored a goal in the first minute. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey. However things settled and Cardiff were taking the game to the league leaders. Unfortunately for the London side as Per Mertesacker had to be taken off the field after 7 minutes because of an injury due to a clash of heads in the air with his teammate Sagna. It would take 29 minutes for Arsenal who didn’t seem to be in top gear throughout the match to get a goal. Aaron Ramsey scored via a header from the centre of the box to the top right corner of a cross by Mesut Özil. 1-0!
In the second half, bang, once again we started off well and nearly scored as Olivier Giroud right footed a pass from Ramseyfrom the centre of the box but is blocked by the Cardiff goalie. And then things began to look more lively for Cardiff as they piled on the pressure, took control of the ball and bombarded the Arsenal penalty box. Dominating the game it looked likely that the Welsh side would not only score a goal but could probably win against the London side. Whats more, frustrated Arsenal players began to foul a bit more and accumulate yellow cards. Arteta, Sagna, Gibbs & Ramsey would all find their way to the refree’s book. Nacho Monreal would come on for Jack Wilshire in the 81st minute and things began to look up for the Gunners. Mathieu Flamini, a rare scorer, right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner off a brilliant pass by Mesut Özil. Beautifully played an 2-0 up the game was theirs.
But there was one more goal in the mix. Cardiff product Ramsey right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Theo Walcott following a fast break Ramsey (who is many people’s player of the year in England so far) could not miss. 3-0 Arsenal and we now have 31 points after 13 games played.