It was Aaron Ramsey’s time to shine yesterday as he scored twice to help Arsenal extend their lead on the EPL table by four points. Ramsey showed respect for his former club, Cardiff city by refusing to celebrate after scoring both goals.
Arsenal almost found the back of the net earlier in the game through Jack Wilshere who scored twice in the UEFA Champions League Match against Marseille in midweek. In the 10th minute of the game, Ramasey passed the ball to Wishere, and his 20 yards effort only managed to hit the crossbar. Frazier Campbell came close to bringing Cardiff back in the game with a header that Polish keeper, Wojciech Szczesny saved.
Arsenal found the back of the net and took the lead when summer signing Ozil crossed to an unmarked Ramsey who nicely placed the ball with a well taken header. Arsenal continued to put pressure on Cardiff for much of the first half, but they did not find the back of the net again till later on in the second half in the 85th minute.
One goal down and just above relegation zone, Cardiff was pushing hard to draw level and they were continuously exposed to counter attacks. Arsenal took advantage and capitalized through a counter attack as Ozil once again provided an assist to Flamini who scored his first goal for Arsenal since 2008.
Aaron Ramsey completed his brace in added time when Peter Odemwingie lost possession of the ball. Ramsey launched the ball to substitute Theo Walcott, who ran with it and then squared it back to Ramsey for his second goal in the game. Arsenal will host Hull City on Wednesday, and will be hoping to extend their lead on the EPL table.
Cardiff City (4-1-4-1): Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, Taylor (Cornelius, 87); Medel; Cowie, Mutch, Whittingham, Kim (Noone, 74); Campbell (Odemwingie, 64).
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla (Flamini, 76), Wilshere (Monreal, 80), Özil (Walcott, 89); Giroud.
Referee: Lee Mason.