Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang impress; Petr Cech struggles

One player who did have a reasonably solid game at the heart of Arsenal's back four, though, was goalscorer Shkodran Mustafi.

Xhaka has split opinion among fans ever since arriving in a big-money deal from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016 but it seems a growing number are now exhausted of the Swiss international's errors.

Heading into Sunday's trip to Premier League minnows Cardiff City the Gunners had conceded in each of their opening three games, six altogether.

Arsenal secured the spoils in a five-goal thriller against Cardiff City, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette getting among the goals. Petr has experience, he is intelligent, he is doing it how we want in building up our work on the pitch.

Emery was delighted with Ozil's contribution to the Gunner's first away win of the season which came thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's late victor.

The Bluebirds scored their first goals in the top flight this season in their pulsating 3-2 defeat to Arsenal.

There have been calls from some sections of the Arsenal support that their new signing Bernd Leno should be given the opportunity to start in goal for the Gunners.

Starting off with a negative, but it's a tale of Arsenal's season.

If Gunners fans hoped the end of Arsenal Wenger's reign would cure the brittleness of their team, they received a clear reminder in the Welsh capital that Emery has much work to do to add the requisite resilience to his side. Threatened a few more times too.

Both the Gabonese global and Frenchman were still seeking their first goals of the season.

45+2' GOAL! Camarasa scores Cardiff's first goal of the season on the stroke of halftime! Was involved in the build-up for Aubameyang's goal but otherwise a bit quiet. The France global also set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to make it 2-1 in the 62nd, making a strong argument for why the two forwards should be starting together regularly.

It was not to be for the hosts, however, as Lacazette struck.

He was also encouraged by the way Lacazette and Aubameyang played in tandem.

Emery who named Lucas Torreira as the player who has given him the sleepless night on who to start ahead of the other.

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