Gabriel Jesus back in training; Mustafi out for FA Cup tie
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 24, 2017,
Apr 24, 2017, 5:15
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, center, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, April 23, 2017.
A win would also boost the team's confidence ahead of next weekend's North London derby at Tottenham - and possibly set up a dream final between the two rivals.
The video, which was shot from a higher vantage point, can be seen in full below.
It was a risky proposition given City's talented playmakers but Arsenal gradually grew in strength and confidence as the match wore on, lasting the pace better than City whose players notably tired.
The Gunners trailed to a Sergio Aguero goal heading into the final quarter of the game, but Nacho Monreal fired home to take the game the distance and Sanchez proved the hero in the 101st minute.
Sanchez, who's been in blistering form for Arsene Wenger's team this season, has been linked with a move away this summer and Guardiola feels he's already a target for many of Europe's big clubs.
Manchester City will argue long and hard that their chances of reaching the final were sabotaged by a first-half decision that saw a good goal ruled out.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal).
But Guardiola felt City had a goal wrongly ruled out in the first half when Sterling scored from a Leroy Sane that was adjudged to have a drifted out of play.
Yaya Toure intercepted and quickly chipped the ball over the Arsenal defense to Sergio Aguero.
The Gunners came into the match as underdogs against Pep Guardiola's men and Arsene Wenger sprung a surprise by sticking with the three at the back system he deployed against Middlesbrough.
But Arsenal went close to a late victor when substitute Danny Welbeck drove wide and it was they who made the better start in extra time.
As the minutes ticked towards extra time, substitute Danny Welbeck decided against picking out Ramsey and instead attempted to whip the ball into the far corner, missing by a matter of inches in a thrilling end-to-end conclusion.
The FA Cup now represents Guardiola's only hope of silverware in his first season at City after his side failed to mount a serious Premier League title challenge and crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage.
Wenger said: "Alexis Sanchez was like the team, he had problems to start with and became stronger and stronger".