After beating Chelsea 4-0 in the third round, City faced another tough draw with the visit of Mikel Arteta’s side.
The Gunners have been in outstanding form this season and went into the game five points clear at the top of the Premier League.
With the two league meetings between the sides still to come later in the year, an FA Cup victory could also represent an opportunity to gain an advantage for those upcoming matches.
But the priority for Pep Guardiola and his players was to take another step in the competition and continue the chase for a place at Wembley and the possibility of winning silverware.
CITY+ and Recast subscribers can watch how Friday night's match played out via the video above…
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