Emirates Stadium was the venue to host this Arsenal vs Manchester City Carabao Cup quarterfinal. We have the player ratings.
Arsenal faced Manchester City in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals tonight at Emirates Stadium in the middle of a deep crisis. Mikel Arteta is having the hardest time of his life in his second year as the Gunners’ manager. Tonight, he had to face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in a confrontation we expected to be a massacre.
Gabriel Jesus opened the count for the Citizens early in the game after a precise cross from Zinchenko. Lacazette responded quickly with a header but the Gunners were too weak for this Manchester City side. Riyad Mahrez broke the draw with a second-half free-kick in which the goalie made a terrible mistake in his attempt to save the shot.
Foden leads City in the second half.
Phil Foden appeared again during a complicated moment of the match with a brilliant finish over the goalkeeper. That was the third goal for City, a team that knew they had the result in the bag. Foden himself set Laporte up for the fourth and final goal with a clinical cross from the right flank.
The French defender scored with a header inside the box for City’s final 4-1 result. With this victory, Manchester City reaches the Carabao Cup semi-final after beating an agonizing Arsenal side. There’s still no clue as to how much longer will Arteta keep his job but he might not last for much longer.
Arsenal: Runarsson (5), Mustafi (5), Soares (5), Kolasinac (5), Gabriel (5), Elneny (5), Maitland-Niles (5), Ceballos (5), Willock (5), Martinelli (5), Lacazette (6).
Bench: Pepe (9), Smith (7), Balogun (7).
Manchester City: Steffen (7), Cancelo (7), Laporte (8), Dias (8), Fernandinho (8), Zinchenko (8), Bernardo (7), Rodri (8), Foden (9), Mahrez (8), Jesus (8).
Bench: Torres (7), Aguero (6), Walker (6).
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