Arsenal host Cardiff City at the Emirates with the away side playing in their first fixture since the tragic disappearance of their record signing Emiliano Sala.
18th placed Cardiff City will be hoping for an unlikely win over Arsenal after a 3-0 loss to fellow strugglers Newcastle condemned them to a place in the drop zone.
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How to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Tuesday 29 January|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||19:45 (BST)|
|Where Is it Played?||Emirates Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Follow updates on Final Score / Sky Sports News|
Unai Emery’s defensive options were already depleted following Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding both suffering season-ending ACL injuries.
For Cardiff City,
|Arsenal||Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira; Aubameyang, Ramsey, Iwobi; Lacazette|
|Cardiff City||Etheridge; Bennett, Bamba, Manga, Peltier; Gunnarson, Arter; Hoilett, Camarasa, Mendez-Laing; Paterson|
Head to Head Record
In fact, historically Cardiff have struggled to score past the Gunners - before their last meeting in the pulsating 3-2 win for Arsenal, the Bluebird's hadn't scored against the Londoners since 2006.
Arsenal last tasted defeat to the Welsh side back in 1961 and a defeat on Tuesday would seriously hamper Emery's chances of securing Champions League football next year.
The home side, despite considerable improvement, have endured an inconsistent campaign but still remain in the hunt for a fourth place finish with London rivals Chelsea sitting just one place and three points ahead.
A shock 1-0 defeat to West Ham, followed by a
Neil Warnock has made no secret of Cardiff City's
Here's how each team has performed in their last five fixtures:
|Arsenal 1-3 Manchester United (25/1)||Newcastle 3-0 Cardiff (19/1)|
|Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea (19/1)||Cardiff 0-0 Huddersfield (12/1)|
|West Ham 1-0 Arsenal (12/1)||Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff (5/1)|
|Blackpool 0-3 Arsenal (3/10)||Cardiff 0-3 Tottenham (2/10)|
|Arsenal 4-1 Fulham (1/1)||Leicester 0-1 Cardiff (29/12)|
Arsenal, although unpredictable at times, will be disappointed with anything other than a comfortable victory against the struggling Bluebirds.
Cardiff, wounded by the tragic events of their record signing Sala, will be determined to get something from the game to honour the Argentinian, but will inevitably struggle to overcome a Gunners side who will dominate possession.
With most attention focused to events off the pitch rather than on it, Cardiff will put up a fight for their missing striker but succumb to defeat at the hands of the Gunners chasing a fourth placed finish.
Prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Cardiff City
Source : 90min