As I write this at halftime, Arsenal are winning one nil against Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final and the goal was a beauty.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Justin Tallis/Pool via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England.  (Photo by Justin Tallis/Pool via Getty Images)

Whether Arsenal go on to win the game or not, for 45 minutes we could see an Arsenal team with a plan and the desire to execute it.

As a result, they took a lead into the break against Pep Guardiola’s side after a quite splendid team goal, finished by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring his first goal against Manchester City in seven games but his second FA Cup goal in only his second FA Cup appearance.

Aubameyang career goals v the big boys

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates with Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) and Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (R) after scoring their first goal, decision of off-side overturned by VAR (Video Assistant referee) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. (PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C) celebrates with Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka (L) and Arsenal’s English striker Bukayo Saka (R) after scoring their first goal, decision of off-side overturned by VAR (Video Assistant referee) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2019. (PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty Images)
  • Bayern Munich Played 14 goals six, assists four
  • Tottenham P9 G7 A1
  • Manchester City P7 G1 A0
  • Manchester United P6 G3 A0
  • Liverpool P5 G1 A1
  • Chelsea P4 G2 A0

Total: P45 G20 A6