Arsenal end Manchester City treble hopes to reach FA Cup final

Arsenal end Manchester City treble hopes to reach FA Cup final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a brace as Arsenal beat holders Manchester City to reach the FA Cup final.

Pep Guardiola’s City were heavy favourites to win this semi-final and reach yet another final – but they squandered both possession and chances as Aubameyang struck in either half to secure a 2-0 win for the Gunners.

The record winners of this competition, Arsenal will now be looking to lift the FA cup for a 14th time when they face either Chelsea or Manchester United in the final on August 1.

Arsenal had lost their last seven games against City but who better than Guardiola’s former assistant to concoct a blueprint to turn the tide?

Arsenal’s last victory in this fixture was the FA Cup semi-final meeting in 2017 – but Mikel Arteta’s side are now made of sterner stuff.

A win over Premier League champions Liverpool on Wednesday night proved set them up for this contest – but instead of being gifted their goals by defensive errors, Aubameyang’s unerring finishing in his first appearance in the competition this season proved to be the difference.