Manchester City will not be picking their third consecutive English Cup this season. The Eastlands squad went down in the semi-final against Arsenal. And there will be no one to cry scandal. The Gunners came out victorious in this deserved manner. They can now hope to save their season with a trophy.
More motivated, the Londoners delivered a very attractive performance. And significantly better than that of the vice-champions of England. The difference in the desire was seen from the start and was especially noticeable at the break on the statistics sheet. To everyone’s surprise, Pep Guardiola’s men did not make any shots on target during the first 45 minutes.
City therefore totally foiled, while the band at Arteta went above and beyond to overcome an opponent who had corrected him 3-0 barely a month ago. Like a metamorphosed David Luiz, the Gunners were this time much more solid. And in front, they turned to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to materialize their good production.
The Gabonese striker scored twice, which no Arsenal player had done against City since Theo Walcott in 2013. In the 19th minute, he appeared at the far post to victoriously take over a magnificent center from Nicolas Pépé . Then in the 71st minute, when we thought City was going to be able to pick up, he ensured the break by winning his duel with Edson his perfect foot. And at the origin of the action, there was an excellent pass from the young Kieran Tierney.
For once, everything smiled at Arsenal, while luck ran away from the Sky Blues. Even Kevin De Bruyne was not in a big night, with two net missed opportunities (62nd and 66th). While the attackers remained very discreet, Aymeric Laporte tried to take matters into his own hands and relaunch his own, but his shot from afar in the 83rd missed the target.
2-0, the score did not change during this meeting. Arsenal will therefore play well the final of the English Cup. The Arteta team will face the winner of the duel between Chelsea and Manchester United. In the event of a coronation, he will win this competition for the 14th time in its history. His record will be improved.