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Julián Álvarez came in and changed the game for City that eliminated Arsenal from the FA Cup


A shot from Cordoba that hit the post led to Aké's goal for the 1-0 win for Guardiola's team over the Gunners.

Julián Álvarez

continues to show that he is in a state of grace.

The Cordoba striker from an excellent World Cup with the Argentine National Team added another great performance in

Pep Guardiola's

Manchester City .

The Argentine entered in the second half of the match against Arsenal for the

FA Cup

and was the one who managed to unbalance the process of the game: his shot that hit the post led to the goal of the Dutchman Nathan Aké to seal the 1-0 for City About the Gunners.

City thus advanced to the round of 16 against an Arsenal that is the leader in the Premier League, with a five-point advantage and a game played less than Josep Guardiola's team.

With Matt Turner in goal, Rob Holding in defence, Fabio Vieira in the center and Leandro Trossard from the start for the first time in attack, Arsenal manager

Mikel Arteta

opted for rotations for this game, while Guardiola chose a a more classic eleven, with Erling Haaland at the forefront and the presence of figures such as Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish or Ilkay Gündogan.

Despite this, Arsenal came to be superior at the start of the match, with good chances from Takehiro Tomiyasu (5) or Trossard (21).

Little by little, the trend began to change, especially in the second half, when Arsenal faced without Thomas Partey, changed at half-time.

The Londoners were ceding control of the game to City, who went to a 4-4-2 scheme

with the entry of Julián Álvarez in place of Mahrez

in minute 58.

The Argentine world champion sent to the post, shortly before Grealish assisted Nathan Aké, whose shot from low to the ground surprised Turner (1-0, minute 65).

Arsenal then tried to react.

Arteta bet on the income of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Martinelli or Martin Odegaard, but City's substitute goalkeeper, Stefan Ortega, was very attentive and avoided a tie.

Guardiola, the teacher, thus won the battle in this game against Arteta, his outstanding student and former assistant, although both showed that their teams aspire to the maximum and the fight for the Premier League looks exciting.

In the league, the duel between the two will be on February 15, at Arsenal's home.

The FA Cup round of 32 continues this weekend.

Liverpool visit Brighton, while Manchester United host second division Reading.

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Source: clarin

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