Cardiff v Arsenal teams: Ozil plays, Torreira’s wait continues, Bluebirds star passed fit

Mesut Ozil starts for Arsenal at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Ozil, absent against West Ham, comes back into the side for this afternoon’s game against Neil Warnock’s team.

Alexandre Lacazette also starts, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is dropped to the bench and Alex Iwobi is left out of the matchday squad altogether.

Lucas Torreira is again a substitute and must continue to wait for his first start since joining the Gunners this summer.

Cardiff winger Junior Hoilett has been passed fit following a fitness test on a groin problem.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Ozil.
Subs: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Elneny, Torreira, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.

Cardiff: Etheridge, Camarasa, Manga, Morrison, Bennett, Hoilett, Arter, Ralls, Bamba, Reid, Ward.
Subs: Murphy, Peltier, Cunningham, Harris, Paterson, Madine, Zahore.