Manchester City vs Arsenal: Top Three Meetings
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) scores their second goal during the English FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on July 18, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / POOL / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

 Arsenal vs Manchester City - Top three meetings

July 2020 – FA Cup Semi-Final 

Arsenal 2-0 Manchester City

Two goals from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent Arsenal through to the Heads-Up FA Cup Final, a competition they went on to win. 

The Gunners’ suffered continued spells of pressure, and with City dominating possession for large proportions of the game but the Cityzens didn’t take their chances and allowed Arsenal to exploit their weaknesses. 

The win was decisive in Arsenal and Mikel Arteta’s season, in a case of student beating the master, and proved that Arsenal could compete with the ‘big boys’

April 2017 - FA Cup Semi-Final

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

An extra-time goal from Alexis Sanchez earned Arsenal the right to contest another FA Cup Final in 2017, as Arsene Wenger guided his team to victory over Pep Guardiola, and eventually would win the competition in the final over Chelsea, in what would be his final trophy. 

Arsenal went a goal down after Sergio Aguero netted after 60 minutes, but the fight back came less than ten minutes later thanks to a Nacho Monreal equaliser with a volley from close range.

Many chances ensued for both teams, but the scores were level at full time and 11 minutes into the period Alexis netted after some sloppy defending from inside the six-yard box. Some late chances opened up for City and Arsenal but the gamed ended 2-1 to the North London side. 

August 2014 – Community Shield

Arsenal 3-0 Manchester City

Following Arsenal’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Hull, The Gunners earnt a place in the season curtain raiser against Premier League champions, Manchester City. 

The Gunners’ started brightly and dominated the extent of the game. Both sides missed key personnel, but the match also allowed debuts for both sides, as Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers all made their Arsenal debuts. Fernando and Willy Caballero both made their first starts for the champions under Manuel Pellegrini, but were without a plethora of would-be starters. 

Goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud sealed the 3-0 win in some style, with the French star netting from 25-yards with a dipping effort. 

Four points would separate the sides at the end of the season, with City unable to retain their title and finishing second, one place above Arsenal who won a successive FA Cup.