The Netherlands defender steered home a low shot in the 64th minute as City landed the first blow in their trilogy of clashes with the Gunners over the coming months. Arsenal, the Premier League leaders, had enjoyed the better of the first half, with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Leandro Trossard both forcing good saves from Stefan Ortega. Guardiola, perhaps aware that a victory could also have a psychological impact heading into next month's league encounter between the sides, went with a strong side and made just two changes to Arteta's six.
Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal: Nathan Ake slotted home in the second half to book City’s place in the fifth round
Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal: Nathan Ake scored the only goal of the game as Pep Guardiola edged Mikel Arteta in the battle of the bosses