Aaron Ramsey scored a brace against his childhood club to lead Arsenal to an impressive 3-0 away win over Cardiff.
Ramsey's first goal came in 29th minute after a fantastic cross from £42m signing, Mesut Özil.
Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini made it 2-0 to the Gunners in the 86th minute after another beautiful pass from Mesut Özil allowed the Frenchman to blast the ball past David Marshall.
The final goal and Ramey's second of the game came in stoppage time after an Arsenal counter attack lead to Ramsey slotting the ball home to make it 3-0, bringing the midfielder's goal tally to 13 in all competitions.
Ramsey paid his respects to his former club, where he spent two years at as a teenager before moving to Arsenal in 2008, by not celebrating either of his goals. After the full time whistle was blown Ramsey applauded both sets of fans.
The hosts went close as Cardiff striker Frazier Campbell headed wide from a Kevin Theophile-Catherine cross and Cardiff midfielder Jordon Mutch later hooked off target following Peter Whittingham's free-kick, but Cardiff couldn't get a goal back against a dominant Arsenal team.
The result has convinced many fans and pundits alike to say that Arsenal are contenders for the Premier League title this season.
With teams like Manchester City and Manchester United failing to get a win at Cardiff, it raises questions as to whether Arsenal's flawless win over the Bluebirds is a sign that they are not a team to take easily.
We have already seen what they can do with similar victories over Liverpool and Southampton this season, so is this year the year Arsenal fans have been waiting for?
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