Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (left) began his career at Barcelona when Guardiola was captain of the Catalan club, and the pair are known to be close off the field. [Photo: Courtesy]

The FA Cup semi-final draw is out.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side Manchester United will play Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the semi-final of the 2019/20 FA Cup.

Arsenal will again play Manchester City in the last four at the Wembley Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s men beat Newcastle 2-0 in their quarter-final, which was played at St James’ Park on Sunday.

In-form Kevin De Bruyne calmly slotted home a 37th-minute penalty in what was scant reward for a dominant first-half showing.

Raheem Sterling added a fine second 22 minutes from time as City booked their a last-four slot.

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FA Cup semi-final draw in full:

Manchester United Vs Chelsea

Arsenal Vs Manchester City

The much-awaited showdowns will be played at Wembley on the 18th and 19th of July.

Facts according to Opta Data

  • De Bruyne popularly known as KDB, is the first City player to score a goal on his birthday since Nolito against Everton in October 2016.
  • KDB has been directly involved in 30 goals in all competitions this season (12 goals, 18 assists), more than any other City player.
  • Newcastle have conceded two or more goals in 20 of their last 24 matches against City in all competitions.

Chelsea’s Ross Barkley came off the bench to secure a 1-0 victory at Leicester City on Sunday.

Barkley scored the crucial goal in the 63rd minute at a tense King Power.

Striker Tammy Abraham had a goal ruled out for offside and then Barkley found space in the area to clip in Willian’s measured cross past Kasper Schmeichel.

Elsewhere, Daniel Ceballos fired Arsenal semi-finals with a stoppage-time goal that sealed a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Manchester United was fired into the last four by their captain Harry Maguire with a winner deep into extra-time against 10-man Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

The win extended United’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 matches.

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