1. Wigan are better than Arsenal
Okay so that may be a little over the top but it is true that Wigan Athletic gave City a far harder test than Arsenal did. Unlike Wigan, Arsenal did not defend well, didn’t attack with any real conviction and were generally lacking any kind of game plan.
Gary Neville rated City’s first half performance as a D before a second half performance of B+ and he’s right. Manchester City never needed to get out of first gear and won this with ease, which shows just how bad things are at Arsenal.
2. City could do with a better backup goalkeeper keeper
Claudio Bravo just does not fill you with confidence. While Arsenal rarely troubled, a miscommunication between Bravo and Kyle Walker brought us back to Bravo’s first season at City. The squad could do with a stronger backup keeper, but whether they can sign a player who would be happy to just sit on the bench remains to be seen.
3. This cup can be a great momentum builder
A cup final in February is always a little odd but this win does give City a great boost that they can take into the end of the season. The players have a taste of silverware now and are going to want to see more of it before the season is over. The Premier League is nearly won, and the Champions League is a realistic target. Having already won a trophy will make them even more hungry to win more.