Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace as Arsenal got here from 0-1 down to beat Chelsea 2-1 and win the FA Cup on the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Ironically Arsenal had overwhelmed Chelsea 2-1 after they had final received the FA Cup beneath Arsene Wenger in 2017. Arsenal prolonged their report to 14 FA cup titles with this win.
But this time it was Mikel Arteta who trumped Frank Lampard together with his tactical strikes. It was Chelsea who began on the fitting be aware when 21-year-old Christian Pulisic grew to become the primary American man to rating in an FA Cup last inside 5 minutes.
Arsenal, nevertheless, regained management by way of the equaliser from a penalty by Aubameyang within the 18th minute. The sides went into half-time locked at 1-1.
A yr into this pandemic-disrupted, longest-ever English season, Azpilicueta hobbled off injured in tears earlier than halftime. Pulisic solely lasted a minute after the break earlier than additionally pulling up with an obvious hamstring damage.
With Chelsea unsettled by the accidents, Arsenal took management and Aubameyang chipped goalkeeper Willy Caballero from shut vary within the 67th.
It not solely sealed Arsenal’s fourth FA Cup in seven seasons. however a place within the Europa League, having solely completed eighth within the Premier League.
Chelsea’s hopes of forcing the sport into further time have been dealt a blow when Mateo Kovacic acquired a second yellow card within the 73rd after softly catching Granit Xhaka. Chelsea completed with 9 males in stoppage time when Pedro was pressured off with a shoulder damage.
(With company inputs)