BBC Sport - Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Arsene Wenger surprised by Royals' intensity
Reading intensity surprised Wenger
- From the section Football
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his side were surprised by Reading's intensity during the Gunners' 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win at Wembley.
Alexis Sanchez gave the Premier League side a 39th-minute lead from close range before Garath McCleary volleyed home a second-half equaliser, but Reading keeper Adam Federici was at fault as Sanchez's effort spilled through his grasp to give Arsenal the win in extra-time.
The Gunners will play Aston Villa or Liverpool in the final at Wembley on 30 May, as they look to secure a record 12th FA Cup.