Mikel Arteta thwarted his former boss Pep Guardiola as a Pierre Emerick Aubameyang brace saw Arsenal reach the FA Cup final with a 2-0 win over Manchester City.
Arteta left his role as an assistant to Pep at City last December to take charge at Emirates Stadiums, and while it has been far from rosy for the Spaniard since taking charge, he and his Arsenal side could finish the season on a high.
Despite fielding the same starting 11 that beat the Gunners at the Etihad, Pep’s men were not in their familiar rhythm as Aubameyang scored his first of the night from a delightful Nicolas Pepe cross and his second from a wonder Kieran Tierney pass.
The Gunners are headed to their record 21 FA cup final having won the competition a record 13 times.
Chelsea stunned Manchester United as David De Gea had a horrendous showing. The Spaniard was not convincing when Harry Maguire scored an own goal to compound a miserable day despite a late penalty from Bruno Fernandes.
Frank Lampard’s side were the better team on the day with the opening goals from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount respectively.
The finals will be a London derby with both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard hoping to win their first trophy as