Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is working on transfer targets for next season, despite no confirmation that he will be staying with the club.
Trailing to Sergio Aguero's second half goal, Arsenal were on the verge of another dispiriting loss in a troubled season after being out-played for long periods. Yaya Toure and Fernandinho then hit the woodwork as City roared back but Arsenal held out and snatched victory when Sanchez pounced from close range in the 101st minute.
Guardiola made his fourth substitution of the match throwing in Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho in a desperate tactical move in the 106th minute.
Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez shoots past Manchester City's Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to score the second goal during the FA Cup semi-final football match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley stadium in London on 23 April, 2017. Sane goes a lot in behind, and I felt he had the pace to cover and to tackle, and he did that very well.
'We have to try to stand up - on Thursday we have another important game, ' he said.
"That's why I'm very proud of the players".
"I am very pleased, it was a big game today", said Wenger.
"Overall it was a great team performance, not only technically but mentally". "He had problems at the start but became stronger and stronger".
"Sometimes, when the team doesn't do well just to focus on something different helps". However, his debut season in United Kingdom football is now getting closer to a decisive play just to secure Champions League football.
"People questioned us, we went through tough times".
"The manager was over the moon for us but we are delighted that we have got to a final for him". We did absolutely everything to play, like yesterday Tottenham. That is the most important thing and to reach the targets we set together. We played like we want to.
So we're at the stage that every fan dreams of, a day out at Wembley Stadium.
"I have no regrets with the team".
The FA increased the number of seats for the competing clubs' fans for that game after criticism that too many tickets were given over to neutrals and sponsors. We are here for the results.
"But we will improve next season and be stronger".
Arsenal and Chelsea will both receive around 28,000 tickets for the FA Cup final in May.