• Cardiff have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight this season (75).
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in the last 11 matches in all competitions against Cardiff City, winning six and drawing five.
  • Aaron Ramsey made 16 league appearances for Cardiff City before being signed from the Welsh side by Arsenal in 2008. He also made six league appearances on loan in 2011.
  • Aaron Ramsey has made more tackles than any other player in the Premier League this season (57).
  • Peter Odemwingie has scored in two of his three Barclays Premier League starts against Arsenal.
  • Defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Arsenal’s last away game ended a 10-match unbeaten away run in the Premier League (W9 D1).
  • Cardiff City have won just one of their last six Premier League matches (W1 D2 L3).
  • Only in 2007-08 and 2003-04 (30) have Arsenal had more points after 12 matches of a Premier League season than they have mustered so far this campaign (28).
  • Only one of Olivier Giroud’s 18 Premier League goals has been scored outside London.
  • Only one of Arsenal's last 22 Premier League opponents has managed to score more than one goal in a game against the Gunners (Aston Villa, 3-1 in August).