- Arsenal vs Cardiff City ended in favour of the Gunners by 2-1 at the Emirates
- Unai Emery's side bounced back from a fourth round FA Cup defeat to United
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette scored the goals for Arsenal
- Cardiff City scored the consolation for the visiting team through Nathanie Mendez-Laing
Arsenal vs Cardiff City ended in a 2-1 win to the north London club as they maintained fourth place on the Premier League table.
Unai Emery's side who were knocked out of the fifth round of the FA Cup by rivals, Manchester United, but got back to winning ways as they overcame stubborn Cardiff.
Gabon international and Arsenal's top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and striker partner Alenandre Lacazette scored two second half goals to get all maximum points for the Gunners.
Mesut Ozil returned to the starting line up for the first time since Arsenal's Boxing Day draw at Brighton.
Emery's men were lacklustre in the first half which produced no goals as the fifth placed side re-grouped during the break.
The Gunners got the breakthrough in the 66th minute as Sead Kolasinac went down on a challenge from Manga. Aubameyang made no mistake as he scored his 15th goal of the season.
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Goal scorer turned provider in the 83rd minute as Aubameyang assisted Lacazette to double the advantage for the Gunners to make it 2-0.
Nathanie Mendez-Laing had the last shout in the 90th minute as Cardiff City went home with a consolation goal to make it 2-1.
That how it stood, as Arsenal held on to record a hard-earned victory over the Neil Warnock's side.
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