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Arsenal defender earns praise after Man City win

Fans single out defender for praise as Arsenal secure new FA Cup record with Man City win

July 18, 2020 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The center-back played a crucial role in safeguarding his side's advantage as they made history on Saturday.

Arsenal successfully secured yet another record for the history books with Saturday night's win over Manchester City. The Gunners defeated the Citizens via a 2-0 scoreline in the FA Cup semi-final tie at Wembley to book their 21st final in the cup - a new competition record.

Despite beating Liverpool in the build-up to the cup encounter, the odds were massively stacked against the Emirates outfit. However, a 19th minute opener by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang steered Mikel Arteta's men in the right direction and sparked optimism for predictions to be defied.

With less than 20 minutes left to play, the Gabon internation struck again to put the game to bed, matching a club record as a result. The outcome subsequently fired Arsenal to a record 21st FA Cup final of which the Gunners (with 13 titles) have also won the trophy more than any club in the competition.

Meanwhile, on a night in which two moments of individual brilliance in attack proved to be rewarding for Arsenal, David Luiz's performance at the back landed him the tag as his side's hero. In recent months, the Brazilian has come under massive scrutiny for a series of poor performances but delivered a Man of the Match-worthy performance on Saturday to keep Guardiola's menacing side at bay.

Here is what the defender had to say about the criticisms he has received and the day's win:

Below are a few reactions by fans regarding Luiz's performance:

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