Arsenal have reached the FA Cup for the 21st time in history after beating Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley. The Gunners who struggled with consistency and form this season found a second gear to propel them against Pep Gurdiola’s team who were hoping to become the first team in Premier League history to win three consecutive FA Cup trophies.
Mikel Arteta tactically outwitted Pep Guardiola for the first time in history by instructing his team to play quick counter attacking football which will expose City’s high defensive line. Pierre Aubameyang scored the first goal in the 19th minute thanks to slick and pass move in breathtaking speed which exposed City.
The second goal scored Aubameyang followed similar fashion and exposed City’s struggle back-line. Although, the victory wouldn’t have been possible with the commanding presence of David Luiz and goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez who both played arguably their best football in Arsenal’s colours.
They stopped City from scoring a goal in the FA Cup for the first time in 2 years under Pep Guardiola. Mikel Arteta will now be hoping to win his first ever Managerial trophy when face either Chelsea or Mancehster United FA Cup Final on August 1st.