Stuttering Arsenal do the job against compact Cardiff

Blimey it was cold watching the football last night. Real ‘brass monkeys’ stuff and after the first half of football we watched I did wonder whether all I’d have to show from an evening of sleet and numb toes was a solitary point against a dogged Cardiff team.
And it was a dogged Cardiff team. Struck by the sadness of Sala’s absence and a club rocked by what will surely only be sad news, Neil Warnock set his side out to be stoic and difficult to beat and I think he certainly got that in the first half. They sat deep, encouraged Arsenal to show creativity by breaking them down with a deep defensive unit and at times throwing bodies in the way, particularly with one impressive block in the first half in which Lacazette will have probably have expected himself to do bett...

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