The score was 1-1 when Barkley entered the field after Antonio Rudiger's freakish own goal had cancelled out Eden Hazard's early opener, but Granit Xhaka poked in the winning goal for Arsenal on the hour mark, capitalising on another unwitting deflection from the Germany worldwide. "Now we are back with more clarity".
Guardiola, on the other hand, will be desperate to claim the first silverware of his time in charge at City, who are chasing glory on four fronts.
"For me he gets very much credit, but maybe there's a bit less focus on him because he is not a candidate for the English national team and doesn't make many statements or maybe not enough on social networks", Wenger said, as quoted by Arsenal's official site.
"We were not playing in the right position but we amended that in the second half and took control of the game". I believe that's important and I'm convinced that our fans will be happy to go there and they have been there a few times.
"I think it was my second goal for Arsenal inside the box".
Wenger also reserved special praise for Nacho Monreal following the game against Chelsea and labelled the Spaniard a "silent leader" after his performances on Wednesday night.
The two London sides came into the clash evenly poised after they drew 0-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Arsene Wenger is, by some distance, the longest serving manager across the top European leagues.
Asked whether he was planning to stay beyond the end of the season, Conte, who is under contract until June 2019, said: "Nothing has changed". I continue to work with my players.
Of the possible addition of Dzeko, he said: "Every club in world in every transfer window tries to find the best solution for the team and I am sure we are working on it".