Why Man City’s FA Cup win is good news for Arsenal

Manchester City’s latest FA Cup triumph has since given rise to some encouraging news for Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Amid the ongoing pursuit of a historic treble, the Sky Blues made the trip to Wembley, for a showpiece meeting with arch rivals Manchester United.

And, when all was said and done, the former, once more, did enough to best their city neighbours.

Soon-to-be free agent Ilkay Gundogan proved the star of the show, notching a brace either side of the interval to ensure that Bruno Fernandes’ equaliser ultimately proved to be little more than a United consolation.

As alluded to above, though, City’s latest title will not only have been celebrated by those of a Citizens persuasion.

This comes amid confirmation that Saturday’s Wembley result will also open the door for Arsenal to battle it out for some silverware of their own this summer.

Owing to their 2nd-placed Premier League finish, and United’s defeat, Mikel Arteta’s troops have earned the right to take on Guardiola’s City, in the upcoming edition of the Community Shield.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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