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Arsenal - Manchester City
The Emirates FA Cup - 18 July 2020
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FT: Arsenal 2-0 Man City. Aubameyang's double sends Arsenal into the 2020 final at the expense of the holders! It was another brilliant defensive showing from the Gunners as City's cup treble hopes came unstuck. Mikel gets one over on Pep.
Guardiola looks forlorn. He knows the game is up here. Arsenal are heading for the final.
Stoppage time: Arsenal are seven minutes away from the final.
- OffDani CeballosArsenal
- OnSead KolašinacArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Ceballos off, Kolasinac on.
- OffShkodran MustafiArsenal
- OnRob HoldingArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Holding on for Mustafi, who is clutching his hamstring. If that's a pull he could be out of the final.
Mustafi down. Looks like he may be coming off.
Fernandinho on for City.
CLOSE! Laporte lets fly from 20 yards but arcs it inches wide.
STAT: City are unbeaten in their past nine matches at Wembley Stadium. They last lost against Arsenal in the 2017 FA Cup semi-final.
- OffAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
- OnLucas TorreiraArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Torreira on for Lacazette.
BLOCK! Luiz gets across to throw his body on the line and deny Sterling after the forward cut inside and looked set to reduce the arrears.
- OffNicolas PépéArsenal
- OnJoe WillockArsenal
ARSENAL CHANGE: Willock on for Pepe.
- GoalPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal
GOAL! It's two and it's Aubameyang once again! The forward races on to Tierney's pass down the left and coolly slots it through Ederson's legs.
Drinks break - Arsenal will need it!
De Bruyne threads the eye of a needle with a cross into the near post for Silva, but the Spaniard's first-time flick on the burst flies wide.
- OffRiyad MahrezManchester City
- OnPhil FodenManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Mahrez off, Foden on.
- OffIlkay GündoganManchester City
- OnRodrigoManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Gundogan off, Rodri on.
Pep's seen enough. Changes are afoot.
VAR check over. No penalty.
Sterling motors into the left of the box. He goes down under a challenge from Mustafi. The referee says no, but VAR will check .Sterling was fuming. He felt it was a penalty.
History repeating? Manchester City's last defeat against Arsenal in all competitions was in an FA Cup semi-final in 2017. The Gunners went on to beat Chelsea in the final.
CLOSE! De Bruyne takes aim with a 25-yard free kick, but it curves into the side netting.
A second corner falls for Sterling, who clips it toe far post. Heart in mouth time again for Gooners as it drops and bounces about. Eventually Lacazette turns and hammers it down field. Breather.
Pin ball in that Arsenal defence as they struggle to deal De Bruyne's fierce right-wing delivery from the corner.
Will he still be smiling come full time? Arsenal still have the advantage despite City's pressure.
Super save! Martinez flings out a long arm and claws back Mahrez's low shot towards the near post after the Algerian had cut past his man and pulled the trigger.
A lovely counter from Arsenal involving Auba and Lacazette. It's spread wide to Maitland-Niles, who weaves past his man but then undoes his superb play with an overcooked cross.
Mendy lets fly from distance but Martinez is down well to keep it out.
More fine play from De Bruyne. He glides into the right side of the area this time, but his low, driven cross is diverted to safety by Luiz.
CLOSE! Sterling skews a first-time shot just wide after a wonderful cut back from the left by De Bruyne.
A right-wing corner is half-cleared to De Bruyne. He disguises a pass to Sterling, who cuts back inside from the left of the box but arcs a shot way over the bar.
Just like in the first half, City are on the front foot straight away.
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KICK OFF! Arsenal get this cup tie back underway.
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HT: Arsenal 1-0 Man City.
Two minutes added.
De Bruyne hits his shot from a half-cleared corner into the ground and Sterling nods it over. The flag was up, so it wouldn't have counted.
The Gunners push forward in the hope of snaring another. A flowing move from right to left ends with Maitland -Niles overlapping dangerously, but his cross is far too close to Ederson.
An important few minutes ahead for Arsenal. Arteta will be desperate to take a lead in at the break.
Eat, sleep and protect the ball.
Arsenal enjoying some good possession. The game-plan has worked well so far. Soak up and counter. The players know their roles and are taking advantage of a real drop off from their opponents. The blueprint was the Liverpool match. Guardiola may have some thinking to do at the interval.
Another defensive error - but this time from City. Ederson's pass is seized upon by the Gunners. It's fed to Aubameyang with his back to the keeper, but the forward's lay off can't find a teammate. Let off for the Citizens.
More dodgy play at the back from the Gunners when in possession though. Bellerin plays it straight to Jesus, who lays it back to De Bruyne. The Belgian arrives on cue but his 20-yard pile-driver is brilliantly blocked.
City beginning to turn the screw again. Mendy hurdles a challenge on the run down the left. He drills it into the middle, but once again it's an Arsenal shirt in the way.
VIDEO: Auba strikes first blood.
Arsenal are growing in confidence. City needing a response. They were like a smothering blanket early on, but the Gunners have slowly settled into it.
- GoalPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsenal
GOAL! Aubameyang slides in at the far post to flash Pepe's wonderful right-wing cross into the opposite corner.
SAVE! Aubameyang is left in acres to turn on to Luiz's pass and size up a clear run at Ederson. He pulls the trigger but fires straight at the City keeper, who makes a big save.
DID YOU KNOW? Arsenal have knocked out the holders of the FA Cup each of the past five times they've faced them. This is their first showdown with the previous year's winners since the 2014 semi-final against Wigan Athletic.
Ceballos curves a super ball down the right for Lacazette. The forward rounds Ederson from a tight angle and tucks it home. The flag was up for offside and the VAR check is in agreement.
All hands to the pump for Arteta's men. Mustafi gets caught in his own box. Sterling pounces, but his cut back is somehow blocked and cleared behind. City recycle possession from the half cleared corner. De Bruyne escapes down the left and crosses deep for Mahrez, who sees his header back across goal hoofed to safety.
City probing, Arsenal creaking. The Citizens have been in-behind down both flanks, but some last-ditch defending has denied them so far.
All smiles before the battle - the master and his star apprentice.
CLOSE! Ceballos loses the ball deep in his own territory. It's fed to Sterling on the left, but Tierney reads his dangerous cross and just beats Silva to deny him a tap-in.
City are already camped in Arsenal's half. The Gunners soaked up relentless pressure against Liverpool and may well have to similar today if they are to defy the odds.
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KICK OFF! Man City get this semi final up and running at an eerily, empty Wembley.
Have you had a listen to Eurosport's Game of Opinion Podcast yet? Well worth giving it a go. Here's a snippet where the lads look at the options City have at their disposal and if Guardiola should stick to his main men more often.
There has been a fair amount of speculation about WHEN football fans will be allowed back into the stadium. The two managers have shared their thoughts here.
Kyle Walker has been raving to City's official site about his side's form ahead of this cup tie: “I think we have proven that when we're on fire and things go our way, we can go and score three, four... and maybe even seven or eight. Hopefully, we can do that against Arsenal. We know Mikel knows how we play. It will be difficult to break them down and they've got good players in good areas. But I think on our day we can beat anyone."
Lots of debate still raging regarding Man City's Euro ban being overturned. Guardiola has argued that Manchester City are a "rich, rich club" because of their array of talents, rather than because of their owner's investment.
Pep Guardiola on Arteta: “I have a feeling he is creating something unique and if he can be supported by the club in terms of investment, and get the players that they need, they'll be a contender for the next years."
Up to speed on the latest gossip from the continent? We've got you covered with our daily Euro Papers video. Check it out as we continue to build up to tonight's semi final.
Meanwhile, Arteta has also insisted he has no issues with the player recruitment team at Arsenal following criticism from club legend Tony Adams.
Mikel Arteta: “I've always been very positive about [Aubameyang's future]. I don't have the key to the future and in football anything is possible.”
Arsenal bring back some big hitters after their surprise success over Liverpool. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's starting berth is the headline while Mustafi, Bellerin, Ceballos and Maitand-Niles also get the nod.
It's five changes apiece. City bring in Garcia, Laporte, De Bruyne, Mahrez and Sterling following the win over Bournemouth.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - ARSENAL: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang... Subs: Macey, Holding, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Smith, Willock, Nelson, Saka. /// MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy, Gundogan, D Silva, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling... Subs: Carson, Stones, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Rodrigo, Fernandinho, Cancelo, Otamendi, Foden.
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