Carabao Cup Quarter-Final Review: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Arsenal’s poor home form continued as they welcomed Manchester City to the Emirates for Carabao Cup quarter-final action. Grab the results and commentary here.

We’ve got you covered with the all the fixtures and the latest Carabao Cup quarter-final review for Arsenal vs Manchester City, direct from the Emirates Stadium.

Carabao Cup Highlights

This fixture was very much a one-sided affair as Manchester City remained on track for their fourth straight Carabao Cup success. Both sides took the usual Premier League option of making multiple changes from their previous games, but it was the Citizens who came out on top.

Arsenal’s poor home form outside of the Europa League continued when City talisman Gabriel Jesus got the visitors onto the scoreboard after just 2 minutes of play.

Thanks to some deft build-up play, Jesus beat the keeper to the ball for the opener. Despite most of the possession and play being in favour of Manchester City, the Gunners struck after the half-hour mark to equalise through Alexander Lacazette.

Shortly before half-time, Arsenal striker Gabriel Martinelli took a knock in a challenge with City keeper Zack Steffen and had to limp off early in the second half. A worrying sign for Mikel Arteta as Martinelli only just returned from an extended injury layoff.

A poor attempt to punch away a straightforward catch by Arsenal keeper Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson, gifted Riyad Mahrez with a goal from a free-kick. The visitors third quickly followed by a skilful touch from Phil Foden, before Aymeric Laporte added the fourth with his header after 73 minutes.

Overall, it was a poor all-round performance for an Arsenal squad who will need to be better. The team will need to get their season into gear when they return to Premier League action against Chelsea. If not, then they could be in a fight at the wrong end of the Premier League table this season.

The win makes it 18 fixtures without a loss for Manchester City, as they head towards another Cup semi-final.

Carabao Cup Fixtures

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The win means Manchester City has their second Manchester derby in less than a month, as they face Manchester United in the EFL Carabao Cup semi-final on 5 January 2021.

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