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  • Arsenal to face Chelsea in FA Cup final after beating Manchester City in extra time.
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  • Aguero and David Silva go off injured.
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Alexis Sanchez

That is about all we have time for on this FA Cup live text. We're back later with full coverage of El Clasico, as Real Madrid and Barcelona duel for the La Liga title. Until next time, goodbye.

We'll be back on 27 May to whether Chelsea will be completing a domestic double or Arsene Wenger will be ending his tenure at Arsenal with a major trophy. Another fascinating last four clash in this year's FA Cup, which has been one of the best in recent memory. And what of Guardiola? He will have questions to answer as he prepares to end the campaign empty handed.

Full time: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

It will be Chelsea vs Arsenal in the 2017 FA Cup final after the Gunners overcome Manchester City in extra time in the second semi-final at Wembley. Alexis Sanchez was the difference in the additional 30 minutes and outlasted Pep Guardiola's side, who will end the Spaniard's first season in England without a trophy.

One minute of added time at Wembley.

Coquelin on for Ozil with two minutes to go. City's threat has been nullified somewhat. But can they go again?

Chances at both ends as this game becomes stretched again. Danny Welbeck breaks two challenges but can't get a shot away, before De Bruyne fires just wide of Cech's goal.

Really dramatic finale in the offing at Wembley. Can Arsenal hold on? Can't help buy feel City's best chance has come and gone.

How have City not levelled there!? They develop a three on two situation and De Bruyne finds Delph, whose shot is deflected into the side-netting. Where was Raheem Sterling where you need him? On the bench, having been withdrawn.

Yaya Toure hits the Arsenal wall from a well-placed free-kick. Good chance gone for City. Just under 11 minutes remaining.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates putting Arsenal ahead for the first time.

Alexis Sanchez

Kelechi Iheanacho coming on for Manchester City, who of course have a fourth substitute in this extra time period. Raheem Sterling coming off having earlier replaced David Silva. Guardiola giving a very vocal team talk on the Wembley turf. Can he inspire his team to grab a leveller?

Half time [extra time]: Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

Danny Welbeck has the chance to send Arsenal into their 20th FA Cup final but he blows it as we reach half time in extra time. How did he miss that header from six yards?

Watch Alexis Sanchez give Arsenal the lead in extra time against Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero off with a knee problem - not good news ahead of the Manchester derby - and now all the momentum is with Arsenal.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City (Alexis Sanchez)

Arsenal lead for the first time in the semi-final and a 20th final beckons for Arsene Wenger. Xhaka heads down and after Welbeck miss-kicks, Sanchez reacts first and fires home from six yards. Could that be the winner? Twenty minutes to go.

But it is Fabian Delph who is coming on for Fernandinho, who is injured himself. Arsenal meanwhile should be ahead, as Rob Holding heads onto the roof of the net from a net-post header. Should he buried it.

Iheanacho warming up for City just as Oxlade-Chamberlain ghosts past Sane down the right. Looks like a no brainer of a change.

Back underway in the first half of extra time. Both sides look dead on their feet, and with tired legs come tired minds. Two changes available to Wenger and Guardiola; and they could prove significant.

Full time: Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City - extra time to be played

Sergio Aguero and Nacho Monreal goals ensure we have an extra 30 minutes at Wembley. A final place against Chelsea at stake. Fancy the game might open up further.

Three added minutes. Extra time looms.

Some concerted City pressure as they sense the chance to win it. Really has come alive this game in the last 20 minutes. From a first half talking about the officials, the football has come to the fore after the break.

Tired legs means plenty of chances at both ends. Danny Welbeck on for Arsenal to try and force a late winner. Entering the last few minutes. Is extra time imminent? Welbeck curls goalwards but misses the back post, with Ramsey and Sanchez screaming for the ball in the middle.

OFF THE BAR! City hit the woodwork for a second time in the space of four minutes since being pegged back. Fernandinho will never head a ball better and it clatters against Cech's bar. Incredible finale at Wembley.

Real end-to-end game now as this semi-final bursts into life. Ozil should be the latest to test Bravo but he doesn't pull the trigger after going clear. Anyone's game.

AGAINST THE WOODWORK. On such fine margins games are decided and City go within inches of booking their place in the final. Yaya Toure volleys from 20 yards and Cech tips the ball onto the post. Brilliant, brilliant save from the Arsenal 'keeper.

The Nacho Monreal goal with draws Arsenal level.

Nacho Monreal rams Arsenal level as we head for extra time.

Nacho Monreal

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Manchester City (Nacho Monreal)

Where did that come from? City look to put the squeeze on Arsenal but the north Londoners level. Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses from the right and Nacho Monreal comes in at the back post unmarked and hammer home on the volley. Game very much on.

After that goal Arsenal went very close to levelling straight away. Mesut Ozil, the first time I've typed his name today, shot wide from inside the box before apologising for colliding with Vincent Kompany. Because he's a nice guy.

Watch Sergio Aguero's goal that opens the scoring against Arsenal.

Sergio Aguero opens the scoring with a fine individual goal.

Sergio Aguero

GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City (Sergio Aguero)

The Gunners throw too many players are they are made to pay. Yaya Toure rakes a long pass to Aguero who is already ahead of Nacho Monreal. His second touch is heavy and draws Cech and he just pokes the ball beyond the Arsenal 'keeper to put City ahead and register his 30th of the season.

I felt this would be a warped by fear and nerves, given what is at stake this afternoon, but that appears to have affected the quality which is dreadfully poor. While yesterday was a great advert for English football, this is a turgid episode which would you would be tempted to turn off.

The aforementioned banner in all its glory. The headline moment of the game, it has to be said. There's your match report.

Arsenal vs Manchester City

Claudio Bravo all over the place in the last few minutes. He takes some unnecessary risks, turning inside first Olivier Giroud and then Alexis Sanchez with the ball at his feet. That was why Guardiola signed him, wasn't it? Brief spell for Arsenal as a result.

Nicolas Otamendi with the clearest opening in this second, heading Sane's corner down and wide of the Arsenal goal. This game doesn't even touch yesterday's for excitement.....yet.

Less than six weeks until the UK goes to the polls.

Alexis Sanchez cut a frustrated figure in the first half but should he have had a penalty?

Alexis Sanchez

Back underway at Wembley in this second semi-final. Forty-five minute shoot-out to earn the right to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final on 27 May.

Half time: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City

A half dominated by the officials tells you all you need to know about the quality of this first semi-final. Craig Pawson will have both Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola in his ear at half-time after decisions against both sides. Both teams have been denied possible penalties, while City should have been awarded the lead when Aguero volleyed home, but only after the linesman wrongly Sane's cross to have gone out. Otherwise, it has been a pretty forgettable half, with David Silva's injury overshadowing the contest.

Must try harder.

Sanchez felled by Navas from an Arsenal free-kick and as the ball sails out the Chilean goes to ground. Another penalty appeal turned away.

The view as the Sane cross came in. The linesman gave a goal-kick for this one. Harsh to slow it down, but it is a mistake nonetheless.

Ball in the net and there is some controversy to this one. Sane crosses and when Aguero's back-post volley is pushed out by Cech - though the ball did cross the line - Sterling slams home the loose ball. The linesman's flag is up claiming the ball has gone out from the initial cross, but replays show it wasn't even close as Sane's cross came in. Guardiola's side can feel hard done by in this first half.

Arsenal cause more problems from a set-piece but only due to a clutch of attacking players being offside from Oxlade-Chamberlain's free-kick. The Gunners have barely featured in this first half, bar several fouls.

This has been a dreadfully poor start to this semi-final, not helped by the cynical nature of Arsenal's tackling and City's lack of cutting edge. Lacks real quality and just as I type that Aguero hits the side-netting with a woeful near-post effort.

Pep Guardiola has been frustrated by Arsenal's persistent fouling which has forced the withdrawal of David Silva.

David Silva

Sergio Aguero down after a challenge by Koscielny and it doesn't look good for the City striker. They've already lost David Silva of course.

Oxlade-Chanberlain takes down Sergio Aguero in the penalty area but referee Craig Pawson - who has been pretty lenient thus far - waves away the appeals. No contact made with the ball by the Arsenal midfielder. Looks a nailed on spot kick to me.

Alexis Sanchez is punished for a string of late tackles by other players and is booked for a sliding tackle in the corner. City free-kick which is headed clear as far as Sterling, whose volley bounces wide of Cech's goal.

Problem for Manchester City with David Silva injured and having to be replaced. Gabriel fouled the Spaniard earlier in the piece and that forces him off, with Raheem Sterling coming. That will give Kevin de Bruyne a more central role.

Ball in the net for Arsenal as Laurent Koscielny pokes into the City net from an offside position. The linesman's flag is up and there is barely a bark of complaint.

Physical start to this second FA Cup semi-final.

Olivier Giroud

Granit Xhaka walking the disciplinary tightrope as ever in the early moments at Wembley. No booking yet for the Swiss.

Giroud tests Bravo with a thumping header which is straight at the City stopper. Now City go down the other end and almost open the scoring as Silva's header produces a fine save from Cech.

Pre-match message from the Manchester City fans. Way to go yet to fulfil this billing.

First glimpse of Sergio Aguero, who drift in behind Koscielny but can't gather the ball in his stride and City's chance is gone. Arsenal have barely touched the ball in the opening 10 minutes.

Will we get the same sort of entertainment which illuminated the first semi-final yesterday? City have started the better it must be said, but Jesus Navas has had a couple of right-wing crosses blocked at the near post. Shock.

Underway at Wembley. This how things look at both ends.

Wembley decked in sunshine as both sets of players enter the field of play at the home of English football. For all the criticism of it holding these semi-finals, it isn't a bad footballing amphitheater. Who will rise to the occasion? Updates on the way.

An insight into the current sight and sound at Wembley, courtesy of Walkers Crisps.

I was treated to the tin foil reception at Leicester on Tuesday and it sounds like this second FA Cup semi-final is going the same way. Rattle, rattle, rattle.

Vincent Kompany making successive starts for Manchester City. Up against Olivier Giroud he could be a huge influence for the 2011 winners today.

Vincent Kompany

Goal at Turf Moor meanwhile where Burnley are hosting Manchester United. Go to our live blog to find who has opened the scoring in a pivotal game at both ends of the table.

Big result from the East Midland derby in Harry Redknapp's first game in charge of Birmingham City.

Meanwhile, the last manager to deliver the FA Cup for Man City is on his way to Wembley in the hope of seeing them win another. Roberto Mancini takes the tube to the home of football.

The end of shirt printing as we know it.

So for which side is this the bigger game?

Arsenal are all but certain to miss out on a Champions League place so finishing the season with a cup final and possibly a major trophy would at least help the news of Arsene Wenger's imminent new contract in the eyes of a disgruntled fan base.

But Pep Guardiola does not deal in failure. The Spaniard has never finished as season as a professional manager without a piece of silverware, and won't want that to start in his first season with Manchester City.

For sides without the privilege of playing in the FA Cup semi-finals this weekend is it a case of back to rigors of the Premier League. Later, Liverpool host Crystal Palace in a pivotal game at both ends, but starting at 2:15pm Burnley host Manchester United. Follow out live blog here to following all the events at Turf Moor.

Wayne Rooney

Bobby Moore watching over proceedings at Wembley this afternoon.

Bobby Moore

Arsenal are unchanged from the win at Middlesbrough. Rob Holding retains his place in the defence in a back three. Olivier Giroud leads the attack.

Man City are also unchanged from the win at Southampton a week ago. That means Jesus Navas starts at full back, Vincent Kompany keeps his place and Fernandinho starts alongside Yaya Toure in midfield. No place in the 18 for Gabriel Jesus.

Teams in from Wembley.

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Man City's players have arrived....

A certain Scottish Cup semi-final is taking place north of the border between Celtic and Rangers, with the champions running out 2-0 winners at Hampden Park. Now to their English counterparts.....

If indeed Arsenal do go with three at the back, City will surely be licking their lips if the Gunners' edgy showing against Middlesbrough is anything to go by. Wenger's men didn't look overly certain, and was that dress rehearsal enough to ensure things are running smoothly for Wembley?

If Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season then this is his last chance to end his tenure with a major trophy. Big afternoon for the Frenchman, whatever his decision over his future.

Behind the scenes in the Man City dressing room....

Team news should be with us with at the top of the hour. Not sure we're expecting a pre-match bombshell like we received yesterday - but how do we expect both sides to line up?

Shkodran Mustafi, Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez, David Ospina and Santi Cazorla are all out for Arsenal, meaning Arsene Wenger could keep faith with the same back three which started against Middlesbrough.

Gabriel Jesus is back in the squad after a broken foot but City are without John Stones, who has no recovered from the injury which forced him out of the clash with Southampton.

And then there were three. After Chelsea bundled their way past Tottenham Hotspur, it's the turn of Arsenal and Manchester City to complete the line-up for the 2017 FA Cup final.

Both sides have endured tough domestic campaigns, with the Gunners on the brink of missing out on the top four while City have barely mounted a challenge for the title worth speaking of under Pep Guardiola.

Yesterday's first semi-final was a pulsating exciting encounter and exhibited the Premier League at its best. But with so much on the line this afternoon - with the cup representing both side's last hopes of winning a major trophy - could fear and nerves play a part at Wembley?

Team news and all the build up ahead of the second FA Cup semi-final on the way.