Arsenal knock out Man City to confront Chelsea in FA Cup final

Three FA Cup finals in four years, and six trophies in total, is an excellent achievement and while it doesn't cover up the team's inability to challenge the big boys in Europe or domestically, another appearance at Wembley could be just the tonic which is needed after a season of discontent and protests.

The win sets up a final meeting with Chelsea next month after the Blues were 4-2 winners over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Saturday.

According to Opta data, the striker has covered an average of 10.06 kilometres per game in the Premier League, up sharply from 8.91km last season and 9.09km in 2014-15. "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".

"Put Kevin de Bruyne with one year left on his contract and see how many teams (are interested)".

The Gunners had won 2-1 and Ramsey feels his side's hunger to win was on display, while he also hailed the character shown. Aguero goes to ground in the box after a clumsy Oxlade-Chamberlain makes contact from behind but the referee says no penalty.

"He is able to help me with things because he knows how Messi plays, how he trains because he saw him every day", Sane said, via The Telegraph.

The result gave Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, an FA Cup victor six times, a welcome boost in a season that many supporters would like to be his last at the club.

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In arguably Arsenal's biggest game of the season, Wenger's men dug deep and fought for the victory, something the Frenchman applauded.

Arsenal face City on the back of a win over Middlesbrough on Monday night.

City will also feel Lady Luck deserted them as they lost playmaker David Silva to injury early on and saw those efforts from Toure and Fernandinho hit the woodwork.

This time, they will need to beat two of the best teams in the country to lift the trophy.

With fourth placed City well adrift of leaders Chelsea, boss Pep Guardiola is destined to finish his first season empty-handed. For all their attacking riches, they are not ruthless enough, are insecure at the back and uncertainty continues over the goalkeeping position, where Guardiola's choice to replace Joe Hart, Claudio Bravo, has not convinced.

Many Arsenal supporters still want to see him step down when his contract expires this summer, although he insisted on Friday that the result at Wembley won't have an effect on his future.

'It has been a very frustrating season for Aaron.

  • Carlos Nash