Arsenal legend Ian Wright picks out six star performers after sensational Man City win

Arsenal v Manchester City - FA Cup: Semi Final
Arsenal were in fine form as they beat Man City 2-0 on Saturday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright was thrilled by his former team’s performance, picking out six players that stood out, as the Gunners downed Manchester City 2-0 in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday night.

Two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Mikel Arteta’s side upset the FA Cup holders as they produced a thoroughly impressive performance, defending heroically and pouncing on the counter-attack.

The Gabonese superstar didn’t even get a mention from Wright as he celebrated the performance on Twitter, but six other Gunners stars did get a nod from the club legend, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, David Luiz, Emiliano Martinez, Kieran Tierney, Shkodran Mustafi and Hector Bellerin all getting a shout.

‘Big up Ainsley Maitland-Niles!!!!!’ Wright tweeted.

‘David Luiz!!! As good a performance as we’ve seen from ANY Arsenal CB!!! Big up Emi, Mustafi, Tierney, Hector! Yes boys!!!! What a week for you boss @m8arteta! @Arsenal’

Wright’s claim about Luiz’s performance is a big one, but it was a superb display from the Brazilian, who looked much more at home in a three-men defence.

Another former Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, was also thoroughly impressed by the 33-year-old central defender, who he picked out as the star of the show.

‘I would like to point out one player which is David Luiz we talked about him before but tonight he put his body in front of balls he was blocking maybe 25 balls tonight he was absolutely fantastic,’ the Dutchman told BT Sport.

It rounds off a sensational week for Mikel Arteta and his side, after they beat champions Liverpool in the Premier League on Wednesday as well.

They will now meet either Chelsea or Manchester United in the FA Cup final, with the second semi-final played on Sunday evening at Wembley.

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