Arsenal FC – Our home record against the Bluebirds

Cardiff City was founded in 1899 as Riverside A.F.C. In 1905, Cardiff was granted city status by King Edward VII, and as a result the club put in a request to the South Wales and Monmouthshire Football Association to change their name to Cardiff City, but the request was turned down as they were deemed to be not playing at a high enough level. To combat this they arranged to join the South Wales Amateur League in 1907.

In 1908 the club changed their name and in 1910 they entered the Southern Football League – in 1920 they joined the English Football League. Since 1908, the club’s home colours have been blue and white, leading to a nickname of The Bluebirds, with the exception of a period between 2012 and 2015 when the club’s owner, Vincent Tan, changed the home colours to red.

They are the only club from outside England to have won the FA Cup, doing so in 1927. They have also reached three other cup finals in English competitions, the 1925 FA Cup Final against Sheffield United, the 2008 FA Cup Final against Portsmouth and the 2012 Football League Cup Final against Liverpool, suffering defeat on each occasion, and have won the Welsh Cup on 22 occasions.

Ninian Park – 57,893 fans crammed in to watch the League clash with Arsenal in 1953.

The team’s longest period in the top-tier of English football came between 1921 and 1929 and they have spent nine seasons in the top-flight since this period, the most recent being in 2018–19.

Cardiff’s main achievements

FA Cup Winners:  1927     Finalists:  1925,  2008

FA Charity Shield Winners:  1927

Football League Cup:   Finalists:  2012

Welsh Cup

Winners: 1912, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1956, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1993

I’ve written about their 1927 FA Cup win on several occasions; suffice to say they beat Arsenal 1-0.

This clip is from 8th January 1955 the next time we played Cardiff in the FA Cup. The Cardiff kit was exactly the same layout as the Arsenal kit but in blue. Thank Dennis real life wasn’t in black and white!

Here is our home record in the League.



Arsenal 2 Cardiff City 0 – 1st January 2014

The last time Cardiff were in the Premier League, we sneaked past them with two goals in the last 3 minutes of the 90, courtesy of Lord Bendtner and Theo Walcott. Solskjaer was watching from the stands and took over as the Bluebirds’ manager shortly after. He couldn’t save them from relegation though and was sacked after a poor start to their following season Championship campaign.

Another home victory for Arsenal is the most likely result. GunnerN5


27 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our home record against the Bluebirds

  1. LBG says:

    Thanks GN5
    Good job Cardiff had a dark stripe on their shorts!
    Hope for a few returning players and a strong home win. COYG.

  2. RA says:

    Well done, GN5

    Yet another little gem of a Post. 😁

  3. Big Raddy says:

    Thank you GN5.

    One of my ex’s being Welsh I have spent much too much time in Cardiff.

    We need a win ahead of the visit to MC.

  4. Big Raddy says:

    Superb comment from Terry last night, well worth a read if you want a chuckle on this cold monday morning

  5. VP of Oz says:

    thanks for another great read GN5

    first and only time I’ve ever been to Cardif was watching Arsenal beating manure in FA cup 2005

    upper tier wasnt too bad actually

    great memories

  6. Rasp says:

    Superb historical report once again, thank you GN5.

    I can’t help liking the Welsh – except for the ones who let down my tyres every night when I naively booked a holiday cottage in the heart of a staunch welsh nationalist area for a holiday some 30 years ago.

    I’m sure Raddy will cover it in tomorrow’s PM so I shan’t expand except to say that it will be another game we play this season with other unexpected issues affecting the atmosphere.

  7. chas says:

    Cheers, GN5.

    More great stuff even though our League history against Cardiff is fairly sparse.

  8. RC78 says:

    This game comes really at a poor time for us..Cardiff want to celebrate their lost new recruit – Sala…They are going to be pumped up to put in a very resilient performance…

    I would play a solid team that can withstand their long balls and physicality.

    Leno – Mustafi, Sok, Monreal – AMN, Torreira, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kola – Laca, Auba

  9. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    We have a storm alert this morning, currently it’s -17c with a wind chill of -25c and between 6 and 10″ of snow. Good day to stay indoors.

    Chas is correct it was tough to come up with much data. Our first FA Cup Final against them in 1927 was the most interesting but I’ve already written too much about that sad day.

  10. John Mathews legend says:

    Great post GN5, really enjoy your history stuff.
    RC78, SoK est un peu blessé, non? Banjaxed for a month.

  11. GunnerN5 says:

    Thanks John.

    Here is some transfer news

    Unai Emery says Arsenal could sign two players before January window closes
    Watch all midweek Premier League goals on the Sky Sports app

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery would not be drawn on specific names, amid reports linking them with Ivan Perisic and Denis Suarez

    The Arsenal boss has previously stated his preference for loan deals in January for players who can improve his squad.

    Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic handed in a transfer request at Inter Milan after Arsenal had a loan offer rejected for the winger, while Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has also been linked.

    Emery, who would not be drawn on specific names, said: “This transfer [window] is not easy and the message is the club is working on different players and the possibility if it can be is good for us.

    “We are looking at two different players and the possibility they can come. If they aren’t coming to help us like we want, I prefer they don’t come.”
    Follow midweek PL with Sky Sports

    There’s a bumper midweek Premier League schedule and you can watch goals from every game on your mobile with Sky Sports.

    Despite both Sokratis Papastathopoulos (ankle) and Laurent Koscielny (jaw) suffering injuries in their FA Cup defeat to Manchester United on Friday, Emery is reluctant to sign defensive reinforcements this month.

    “We have enough players, centre-backs in the squad. Only we’re having a lot of injuries and a lot in this position,” said Emery, speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League match against Cardiff.

    “If we can bring another player and when all the players want to play, we can have a lot of trouble in the future.”

    Sokratis is expected to be out for “maybe two or three weeks”, Emery said, while Koscielny’s jaw is bruised, but not broken.

    The France international will miss the Cardiff fixture, but could be back for Sundays game at Man C.

  12. chas says:

    I’m ashamed to say I knew nothing of this Emiliano Sala disappearance on his way to sign for Cardiff from Nantes.

    Emiliano Sala: Neil Warnock on ‘most difficult week’ after disappearance of striker –

  13. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks for yesterday’s Erique
    And thanks for today’s GN5

    In brief, Mesut IN, Cardiff OUT 🙂

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  17. Aaron says:

    GN5- Another top post I would likely never see anywhere else.

    Perisic in for same money as Ramsey out is ludicrous. Another site did an evaluation on the guy- totally avg stats, poor dribbler, avg defender, not that great of a scorer, and avg pace. That is what the Arsenal need another slowing down Theo.

    The Arsenal are a shambles at the rear, and Emery has not even tried any of the youngsters together. Would like to see Mav and some other youngster, but not Mustafi!

  18. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Interesting proceedings over at Chelsea and a forerunner for the future of player power.

    Chavs sign a €60m winger, Pulisic, and then their 18 y.o. future Messi, Hoppalong-Odious puts in a transfer request because he is not getting enough game time! 18 y.o and blackmailing the club!

    With both Hazard and the excellent Willian in the team and Hazard showing that his best position is on the left wing, what do the Chavs do?

    I would tell the arrogant 18 y.o. to Foreign Office.

  19. chas says:

    Perhaps we ought to buy him instead of Periscope?

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  22. chas says:

    What a great player Dicko was for us.
    Look at what he won!

    Now he goes cycling with LB, so can’t be all bad.

  23. LB says:

    Well, ‘with me’ might be stretching it a bit, but he is a very keen cyclist.

  24. Big Raddy says:

    LB. Do you start together and watch him vanish in front of you?

  25. LBG says:

    Genuinely difficult to picture much detail in my life that long ago…..apart from footie. Moved to current family home, but what else. Frightening!
    What a player Lee was, all heart and soul. Mr Reliable! Won £40 on one occasion for a first goal scored, can’t remember which game. Scored at least one spectacular own goal. Good memories.
    ALL due respect for Cardiff’s problems at present, but would have been happy if Neil Warnock had give up football years ago!!

  26. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

  27. fred1266 says:

    U basically just described mkhitaryan there Aaron

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