Arsenal beat City 2-1 to reach FA Cup final with Chelsea

24 April, 2017, 05:11 | Author: Evan Mason
  • Pep Guardiola

The FA Cup now represents Guardiola's only hope of winning silverware in his first season at City after an underwhelming campaign on other fronts.

Victory in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea will not appease those supporters who believe Wenger is incapable of ensuring Arsenal compete for the biggest prizes, but the prospect of another Wembley trip will help lighten the mood around London Colney after a troubled period.

'You come to the end of the season, and you have no Cazorla since October and Ramsey has played less than 10 league games.

The Gunners trailed to a Sergio Aguero goal heading into the final quarter of the game, but Nacho Monreal fired home to take the game the distance and Sanchez proved the hero in the 101st minute. "We had a strong response today, we had a little bit of a cautious start, hesitant sometimes, but we didn't give chances away and we grew into the game and slowly we became better and better".

Meanwhile, there is renewed speculation in several UK newspapers that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has made Sanchez one of his top transfer targets this summer, as he looks to add a cutting edge to his forward line.

Arsenal's victory vindicated under-pressure Arsene Wenger's decision to play with three at the back for the second time in a week - but they were outplayed for large spells early on.

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City have lifted the FA Cup five times, most recently in 2011, while Arsenal's last success of their 12 was in 2015.

"It's frustrating but we played really well in the first half and controlled the whole game". We always looked solid and risky because we played more in the second half. "But I think the players have shown great togetherness". I will talk more about that one day.

With Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur waiting in the final, Wenger knows it will be tough to win a record-breaking seventh FA Cup but insists he is not thinking about a possible clash against arch-rivals Spurs. "And people wanted us to win a trophy, or questioned us about winning a trophy".

Sterling then thought he had broken the deadlock but the officials controversially ruled that the ball had gone out of play before Leroy Sane was able to loop his cross in.

"How do big clubs improve their teams?"

The 28-year-old flew out of the blocks with 11 goals in his first six appearances, concluding a phenomenal hot streak with a brace in a 3-1 win at Swansea City.

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