Obvious reaction to Arsenal drawing Man City in FA Cup semi final is just fine

Arsenal has been pitched against Manchester City in the semifinal of the FA Cup. Mikel Arteta’s side has worked hard to get this far in the competition, but when the draw was made, some fans obviously feel that we have probably reached the end of the road.

Arsenal would take on Pep Guardiola’s side late next month in what should be a chance for the Gunners to avenge their losses to the Citizens in recent games.

Manchester City has beaten Arsenal twice this season with the second game coming after the restart.

Arsenal looked like they would get something from that game, but David Luiz’s introduction helped Manchester City race into a 2-0 lead after the break and the Brazilian’s red card meant Arsenal played a majority of the second half with ten men.

This FA Cup will give us the chance to earn a win against the Citizens, but some fans think we are out of the competition already.

BrFootball tweeted about the draw that would see Manchester United face Chelsea in the other semifinals. Here are some reactions under the tweet.

“No Luck For Arsenal this time”

“Man City always gets easy draws corrupt club”

“Ceballos is carrying a small bag meaning that chances of survival are minimal lol”

“Ah man rip arsenal”

“Well you already know City is in the final”

Good, I am glad that there is this attitude because football is not so simple and the FA Cup is notorious for upsets and to write Arsenal off so quickly is a recipe for a comeuppance.

The more everyone thinks that Man City have a walkover the better, especially if the City players feel that way as well.

I remember that last time Arsenal won the FA Cup back in 2017, who did they beat in the semi-finals? That’s right, Man City who went on to win the Premier League the next season and who did Arsenal beat in the final? Yup, Chelsea, who were the league champions.

Football loves complacency, it is a great leveller and if games are so predictable then every punter would be a millionaire and all bookies would go bust. Weird that is not the case isn’t it?

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  1. I agree that arsenal has a chance to beat man city but what i want to point out is the “cityzens” are going all out to win the double and the champions league.Last night they had KDB,david silva and gundogan all playing.So its not gonna be easy and even before david luizs mistakes that day against city the game was pretty much done,the chances they missed,the saves leno made,oh boy😔 I could see it coming but we were toe to toe in the first 30 mins or so but citys got more quality,we had energy but not the quality….

    Anyway lets hope for the best in the semi final.Dear Cityzens,here we come….😎

  2. KDB and D Silva played in the 2017 semi, when we beat them… along with Sane, Aguero and Kompany 😯
    Strange things happen in football, been a crazy season, so you never know 😉

    1. Don’t forget as well Sue, we were playing with the worst squad in over 35 years as well, plus we only had ten men because Ozil was playing.

      Since then, we have spent well over £200 million and brought in over eleven new players.

      So, if MA plays eleven player’s and they include all those that have improved the dross that beat City and Chelsea, we are certain to lift the cup again… can’t wait for the city game and then, probably, Chelsea again – then we can measure just how much we have improved from the bad old days of AW and his dross.

      As near as one can get to a like for like. scenario – COYG.

  3. After watching City against Newcastle I can safely say we have one hand on the trophy already………….NOT!

  4. Some fans like to roll over before a ball is kicked . And when did the game become all about i’m happy we are there competing .

  5. The hype will not come at the citizens’ advantage. It will relax them slightly. Arsenal have everything to play for in the FA Cup, while citizens have everything to play for in the UCL. As Arsenal is famous for playing an odd fantastic game from time to time, we shouldn’t be THAT negative about the outcome. We’ve so far only had one or two games to be proud if. It is pulling at straws, but them straws be strong, bruttha’!

  6. Does anybody think that I will think that we will be beaten?
    Am optimistic that we are going to win.

  7. Defensively just can’t see it guys
    Of course anyone can beat anyone but that’s the only argument I can offer
    This team is allot worse then one who last won Cup
    I remember that time we beat City in cup
    Sanchez , welbeck , Ozil the Ox were awesome
    Not sure who we got you trust in big game
    We will have to play at a level we havnt all season

    1. Per Mertesaker, Holding were absolutely superb that day as well, even though we haven’t had a defence for decades!!!

      For me, the performance in both semi and final were superb and I really hope MA an do exactly the same thing with the squad he has now.

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