A Sunday showdown with Manchester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup gave Arsenal the chance to get away from what has been a largely underwhelming Premier League campaign – not to mention a run of results in the top flight that has seen them claim just ten points from their last nine games.
And the Gunners duly took the opportunity to provide some respite for their disillusioned fan base, coming out on top in a tricky tie against the Citizens that could have easily gone the other way. Indeed, there was very little to choose between the two sides at Wembley – in fact, City produced more attempts at goal, hit the bar and the post and even had a potential winner wrongly chalked off.
Nonetheless, Arsenal’s ability to remain composed and steer their way through to the final of the FA Cup for the third time in four years remains the real story from Sunday’s action – but who was the leading protagonist? Was it one of the Gunners’ goalscorers – Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez – or does someone else deserve the Man of the Match award? Let us know by voting below!