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Watch Live: Arsenal vs. Cardiff City (Lineups and Discuss)


Arsenal’s German forward Lukas Podolski (R) celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage in London on August 24, 2013. Arsenal won 3-1. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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Cardiff City looks for its first win over Arsenal in nearly a half-century when it heads into the Emirates for Saturday morning tilt (watch live on NBCSN, 10am ET and online via NBC Sports Live Extra).

The Bluebirds last win versus Arsenal did come away from home and well before Vincent Tan took charge of Cardiff. In fact, it came more than a decade before recently-dismissed Malky Mackay was born, a 3-2 decision on Feb. 11, 1961.

The Gunners will need to keep pace with Manchester City, who had little trouble in dealing with Swans this morning. Arsenal enters the match briefly two points below the Citizens and will deal with Cardiff without Aaron Ramsey, Meszut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Kieron Gibbs (not to mention a legion of walking wounded on the pitch; Nacho Monreal, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott were in doubt for the match but are in the starting line-up).



Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere, Walcott, Cazorla, Podolski

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Rosicky, Ryo, Gnabry, Bendtner

Cardiff City: Marshall; McNaughton, Caulker (C), Turner, John; Whittingham, Medel, Kim, Noone, Mutch; Campbell

Subs: Lewis; Hudson, Cornelius, Smith, Gunnarsson, Cowie, Maynard

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