Manchester City defeated Arsenal 1-0 in the fourth round of the FA Cup, advancing to the fifth round at the Etihad Stadium. Nathan Ake scored the game's only goal in the 64th minute, finding the bottom corner of the net after a shot from substitute Julian Alvarez had hit the post.
The win could be seen as a psychological blow for Arsenal, as they and City are currently in a race for the Premier League title. Both teams had strong lineups, but City emerged victorious thanks to Ake's goal.
The fifth round draw will take place on Monday, with matches beginning on February 27. The next Premier League match between the two teams, on February 15, will be crucial in determining the outcome of the 2022-23 championship.
Manchester City will play Tottenham in the Premier League matchup on Sunday, February 5. After that, Pep Guardiola’s team will take a week off before facing Aston Villa on Sunday, February 12. On February 4, Arsenal will travel to Everton for their next Premier League match. The Gunners then play Brentford on February 11 in a matchup between two London rivals.