Toure wants a better deal from ref in derby

"I think we are going to be under pressure in every game now", he said.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper said Arsenal proved they do not lack leaders in their team by rallying from a goal down to beat Manchester City last weekend. "You need to see behind the scenes how well the team works and how we operate", he added.

"In games like this, a semi-final is like a final, you can not expect control every situation but we control most of the time".

"I believe I will recuperate well by Thursday and should be 100 per cent for the match", said the Brazil global, whose compatriot Gabriel Jesus could love his first action since suffering a broken metatarsal in February when United visit. "Because the position we are in in the league now, there's no other option".

Thursday's match could have a big impact on the race for a top four spot in the Premier League and the battle for Champions League qualification.

The victory on Sunday means Arsenal have registered back-to-back wins for the first time since January, following a miserable run of form in the league.




Pep Guardiola's City are now fourth, with Jose Mourinho's United just a point behind in fifth place and with both sides having played 32 of their 38 league games this season. As much as they are all looking forward to the FA Cup final, Cech especially, they have a big task before then.

And the City midfielder has even claimed it would be better to play without an official in light of the controversy surrounding Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal. "Our target is to finish as high as possible. Next season we will be stronger".

Fernandinho also limped off to prompt an enforced double change in the 99th minute - Alexis Sanchez netted Arsenal's victor 86 seconds later - but the midfielder is confident he will be back for the derby.

'It's going to be special (playing against Chelsea in the final), obviously every FA Cup final is special in itself and it's against a team I had a huge success with and spent so many wonderful years, ' he said.

"Hopefully I will be the one who goes celebrating after".

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