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Arsenal lose again as Carabao Cup holders Manchester City inflict heavy punishment en route to latest semi-final

Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte all notched on a comfortable night for City – who still haven’t lost a game in England’s secondary club competition since 2016 – and the returning Gabriel Martinelli suffered another injury blow on his first start in nine months as the pressure continued to mount on under-fire Gunners boss Arteta.

Arsenal – who made eight changes from Saturday’s Premier League defeat by Everton and remained without captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to a calf injury – started the contest in the worst possible fashion, with the fit-again Jesus slipping into the gap between Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Magalhaes – back from suspension – to head in Oleksandr Zinchenko’s decent cross from the byline with Alex Runarsson leaving himself stranded.