Match officials for Arsenal v Cardiff City

Both City and Arsenal will be under the stewardship of Martin Atkinson for the first time this weekend.

The West Yorkshire referee has had quite a rise through the ranks from the Conference in 2002 / 03 to one season at League level before officiating in the Championship and 4 Premier League games in 2004 / 2005 and a play off final.

This season he has taken control of 9 Premier League games as well as Championship and Coca Cola League games.

His assistants at Highbury are BD Baker and KR Buller with the 4th official being Mr P Armstrong.