The clash known as the Severnside derby takes place on Friday evening with tensions set to run high in the Welsh capital.
Neil Warnock has taken the Cardiff City hot-seat but can he get the Bluebirds’ star men firing again?
The Welsh side have had a poor start to the season.
Cardiff City look ready to claim back their Premier League status, after drawing 3-3 with Wolfsburg.
Whittingham will remain an integral part of the Bluebirds plans to get back into the Premier League.
Cardiff City go into the New Year's Day game at the Emirates manager-less, and off the back of throwing away a 2-0 lead at home to relegation rivals Sunderland.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Cardiff City, Chelsea and Liverpool feature.