January 27, 2023 at 6:02 PM EST
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January 27, 2023 at 5:46 PM EST
Turner: ‘Get your popcorn ready’ for rematch in league
Arsenal’s goalkeeper Matt Turner spoke to ITV after the match:
🗣 “Overall it was a pretty even game… we put them under a lot of pressure. I wouldn’t say there’s a psychological edge either way – but I would get your popcorn ready for the next two matches!”
We certainly will, Matt Turner 🍿
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 at 5:43 PM EST
Pep: ‘Arsenal have taken a step forward’
Pep Guardiola spoke to the BBC after the win: “We were definitely better in the second half. Arsenal have taken a step forward. It was a tight game and you realise how good a side they are. I did not expect the approach from them – man-to man – it was difficult to build up but we beat the team at the top of the league and are in the next round.
“What a season (Nathan Ake) is playing. He controlled one of the toughest opponents in the Premier League because Saka is in an incredible moment.
« He is really good in the duels in the box, defending the far post and set pieces is an extra bonus. He is an exceptional guy, there was a period where he didn’t play and he never complained once.”
January 27, 2023 at 5:40 PM EST
Partey injury concern
Adding to the reasons Arsenal want Moises Caicedo, Mikel Arteta has said that Thomas Partey may have suffered an injury today:
« He felt something. We didn’t want to take any risks so he didn’t continue. »
Partey will have an MRI scan tomorrow or Sunday.
January 27, 2023 at 5:33 PM EST
Pep: Stones wasn’t ready to play
After the game Pep Guardiola spoke about John Stones, who left the match injured in the first half: ‘Today he was not ready, I saw it from the first minutes. I don’t know if he was tired, but when you are like this you get injured. »
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January 27, 2023 at 5:31 PM EST
Pep: ‘I didn’t expect their approach’
Pep Guardiola spoke about the victory following the match: « Tight game. Difficult one. When Bernardo (Silva) and Kyle (Walker) came in it was much better.
« I didn’t expect their approach to make the crosses difficult…Good victory, next round we will see. »
January 27, 2023 at 5:28 PM EST
Arteta: ‘We could have got much more out of the game’
Mikel Arteta spoke to ITV after the defeat: « Really disappointed. I think we could have got much more out of the game.
« The action decided the game but it was a tight game and that one action changed it all. I think we could have dealt with it much better in terms of our discipline when the ball was in the box.
« We had big situations in the game and we didn’t put them away. We can take a lot of positives, I think the way we approached the game and competed.
« It is really difficult to win against this team but we went head-to-head with them. In the big moments, in big matches you have to make the difference. That is how you win these games. »
January 27, 2023 at 5:24 PM EST
Pep owns Arsenal
Pep Guardiola has now beaten Arsenal 18 times in all competitions, more than he has done so against any other side during his managerial career.
(Photo: Getty Images)
January 27, 2023 at 5:19 PM EST
Moises Caicedo releases statement
The Brighton midfielder appears to be attempting to pressure his club to let him transfer to Arsenal:
I am grateful to Mr. Bloom and Brighton for giving me the chance to come to the Premier League and I feel I have always done my best for them. I always play football with a smile and with heart.
I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador. pic.twitter.com/QLiDyDrTGo
— Moisés Caicedo (@MoisesCaicedo55) January 27, 2023
The fans have taken me into their hearts and they will always be in my heart so I hope they can understand why I want to take up this magnificent opportunity.”🙌🏽🙏🏽
— Moisés Caicedo (@MoisesCaicedo55) January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 at 5:14 PM EST
The master and his former pupil
Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta shared a very quick handshake following the match:
January 27, 2023 at 5:12 PM EST
Highlight – Ake’s goal
You can watch Nathan Ake’s winning goal back here:
January 27, 2023 at 5:11 PM EST
FA Cup last 16
Manchester City have now reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the eighth straight season.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have failed to reach the last 16 for the third straight season. Since lifting the FA Cup in 2020, Arsenal have won just two of their five ties in the competition.
January 27, 2023 at 5:10 PM EST
Arsenal can take positives
It’s never nice to lose but I think Arsenal will be able to live with that outcome.
Today showed they don’t need to approach the crucial Premier League games against Manchester City with fear. If they can get their first XI on the pitch, they’ll be competitive.
Matt Turner and Leandro Trossard showed they can contribute when required.
Honestly my thoughts now are all about that Thomas Partey substitution. Hopefully it was pre-planned.
The difference between Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga is stark. I can certainly see why Arsenal are looking to address that area in the transfer market.
January 27, 2023 at 4:56 PM EST
FT: Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
A generally even game punctuated by Nathan Ake’s unlikely moment of quality in front of goal. Manchester City did an excellent job shutting Arsenal down in the second half.
City advance to the last 16, while Arsenal are left to compete in the Premier League and the Europa League for the remainder of the season.
January 27, 2023 at 4:53 PM EST
Zinchenko, Gundogan booked
90+2′ Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
On his return to the Etihad, Zinchenko is booked for cynically pulling his former team-mate Walker down from behind.
Gundogan is then booked as he delays too long to resume play.
January 27, 2023 at 4:51 PM EST
Arsenal have four minutes of stoppage time to find an equaliser.
January 27, 2023 at 4:48 PM EST
Martinelli nearly gets in
87′ Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
Xhaka nearly plays Martinelli in on goal for a golden chance to equalise, but his through ball was just a hair too strong.
Replays show that Martinelli was offside in any regard.
January 27, 2023 at 4:46 PM EST
Arsenal pressing for equaliser
85′ Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal are turning up the pressure, managing to pin City in their own area and earn a succession of corners. They’ve yet to really trouble Ortega in City’s goal this half though.
January 27, 2023 at 4:40 PM EST
City in control
79′ Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal initially responded well to going behind, creating one or two chances in the immediate aftermath of Ake’s goal.
However, things have since settled down a bit. City are now effectively strangling the life out of the game, keeping the ball away from the visitors.
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