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Cardiff succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal in their first game since the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala.
Second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette overcame a valiant display from Neil Warnock’s side on a sombre night at Emirates Stadium.
Tributes were paid to Cardiff’s club-record signing ahead of kick-off, and the Bluebirds fittingly had the final word as substitute Nathaniel Mendez-Laing grabbed a late consultation.
The defeat leaves Cardiff three points from safety in the relegation zone, although football has been put into perspective after the events of last week.
Arsenal stay fifth in the Premier League but move level on points with fourth-place Chelsea, who play Bournemouth on Wednesday.
More to followâ€¦
Man City vs Arsenal
February 3, 2019, 4:00pm
Arsenal travel to champions Manchester City on Renault Super Sunday (4.30pm), while Cardiff host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday (5.30pm).