Arsenal fans are loving Arsene Wenger’s reaction after beating Manchester City

  • Rob Swan

Few people gave Arsenal a chance ahead of their FA Cup semi-final against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

And even fewer people expected the Gunners to win the match when Sergio Aguero put City ahead in the 62nd minute.

However, Arsene Wenger’s side showed some uncharacteristic resilience and equalised nine minutes later through Nacho Monreal. Alexis Sanchez then sent Arsenal through to the FA Cup final with a close-range finish in extra-time.

This was the first time since their 5-2 win over Tottenham in November 2012 that Arsenal had came from behind to beat one of the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’.

And Wenger, needless to say, cut an absolutely delighted figure when referee Craig Pawson blew the full-time whistle in the 121st minute of the match.

Watch: Wenger’s reaction to the full-time whistle

We haven’t seen that kind of celebration from Wenger for years.

No doubt the veteran French coach was feeling a mixture of incredible joy and sheer relief following what has been a hugely frustrating couple of months.

Arsenal fans react to Wenger’s celebration

Here’s how Arsenal fans have reacted to Wenger’s celebration…

Wenger to announce his contract extension?

Victory in next month’s final – Arsenal will play Chelsea on May 27 at Wembley – should alleviate some of the pressure on Wenger’s shoulders.

The under-fire 67-year-old is expected to put pen-to-paper on a new two-year contract with the north London outfit although fans are still waiting for the club to make an official announcement.

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