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sport news The Notebook: Etihad security ramped up for the 8,000 Arsenal fans at ... trends now

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THE NOTEBOOK: Etihad security ramped up for Arsenal fans at Man City FA Cup tie, while Leandro Trossard was a shining light for Mikel Arteta's much-changed side on his full Gunners debut

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Nathan Ake's curling shot just after the hour mark was enough to see Manchester City dispatch Premier League leaders Arsenal from the FA Cup on Friday night.  

The match-up between England's two leading clubs was a close encounter, but Jack Grealish's pass to Ake was firmly delivered into the far corner out of reach of Gunners' shotstopper Matt Turner.  

Here, Sportsmail's JACK GAUGHAN explores the key talking points from the result, and some of the more unusual things you may have missed from the Etihad... 

Nathan Ake scored Manchester City's curling winner against Arsenal just after the hour mark

Nathan Ake scored Manchester City's curling winner against Arsenal just after the hour mark

Security ramped up for Etihad away fans

The extravagant pre-match lights show was not the only thing that might have fooled some into thinking this was a big European night. The first four rows of the Arsenal end were covered, as often happens in the Champions League — a security move after high-profile incidents at recent cup games.

An allocation of around 8,000 away fans sit above City’s for cup matches. One girl was badly injured after being struck by an object thrown by a Liverpool supporter before Christmas, and missiles were thrown during the victory over Chelsea on January 8.

City issued paper pots for beer in the away concourses for Chelsea and have vowed to increase monitoring of CCTV to better identify perpetrators. Last night there were also 100 extra stewards in that section of the ground. Did these measures never occur to them beforehand when gifting the top two tiers of a stand to away fans?

Oleksandr Zinchenko shared an embrace with a member of City's security staff on his return

Oleksandr Zinchenko shared an embrace with a

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