Arsenal cross the Severn Bridge on Sunday afternoon to take on struggling Cardiff City in the Premier League, and they could have two midfielders available to be utilised, according to BBC Sport.

The Gunners will go in search of their second win of the season under new boss Unai Emery, after beating West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.

Heading into that contest the Arsenal manager had been under fire for a failure to adapt his style to suit his squad, but if they can pick up successive victories at the Cardiff City Stadium much of that criticism will die down.

To help with that quest, Emery is expected to have playmaker Mesut Ozil to call upon for the match. The Gunners may need someone who can unlock a packed and tight defence, and the former Germany international would be the perfect player for that role.

The Arsenal boss is set to give his summer signing Lucas Torreira his first start in the red shirt of the Londoners. The big money acquisition has had a quiet beginning to life at the Emirates, as he was involved in the World Cup through the summer and needed an extended rest as a result.

There was no need to race the Uruguayan star back because the form of Matteo Guendouzi has been so good, but Emery may be unable to resist playing the midfielder down in Wales.

Arsenal go into the match as overwhelming favourites and if they are to avoid slipping up they will need their attacking players to be at their best.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to find the net this term, and this match would be a good time to start. The same can be said of Aaron Ramsey, who faces his former club when he returns to the Cardiff City Stadium.


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