Highlights: Arsenal 2-1 Man City

Ross Houston
April 25, 2017

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure expects an attacking game when Manchester United visits Etihad Stadium Thursday for one of the 2016-17 Premier League season's defining games.

The Chilean scored an extra-time victor as the Gunners' secured their spot in a record 20th FA Cup final after defeating Manchester City 2-1 at Wembley last weekend.

"I think the referee has to come now and give their point of view as well".

Sergio Aguero had a goal disallowed after the officials ruled Leroy Sane's cross had gone out of play before reaching the City striker, a decision which replays indicated was wrong and Toure said his side had been denied an early penalty as well.

The welshman doesn't think their FA Cup final in May, should hinder them from hunting down Tottenham, City and Liverpool.

Victory, sealed by Alexis Sanchez's extra-time victor, was a much-needed boost for all connected with Arsenal in a season that could yet end with the club missing out on a top four Premier League place, which brings with it the prize of Champions League qualification.

Given that United are now just one point behind their neighbours in the hunt for Champions League qualification, Guardiola will need his strongest XI available on Thursday when Jose Mourinho's men come to the Etihad Stadium, but the Catalan can not be sure whether either of his star players will be fit.

"Transfer targets are the future of the club and are very important".

"In a game like Crystal Palace I was watching [from the sidelines] and you could tell when we fell behind that the team wasn't finding the right answers. We need to keep getting three points in every game to hope we can get the automatic qualification for the Champions League for next season".

"The game was the game and during 90 minutes in games like this, in a semi-final that is like a final, you can not expect to control all the situations but we controlled most of the time". When you lose the fair way - like the game we lost to Monaco [in the Champions League] - it was deserved.

"I think it's easy to hide behind "oh they lack leaders but they have leaders".

Yet Arsenal face Leicester at the Emirates tomorrow knowing they must win to stand any chance of finishing in the top four.

"It is going to be hard, it's very tight", he said.

"Now we have seven finals in the Premier League to try and get into that fourth position".

Petr Cech has called on Arsenal to repeat the "domination" they exerted over Manchester City as they look to build the winning run they need to stay in the top four race. "We are going to see in the next days how to prepare for United".

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