Arsenal scoops 14th FA Cup title

Arsenal registered their 14th FA Cup title following a 2-1 win against Chelsea on Saturday evening at Wembley Stadium.

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Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as the Gunners came from behind to beat Chelsea and win the FA Cup for a record 14th time.

Arsenal’s last FA Cup title win came in 2017, also a 2-1 victory over rival Chelsea.

The Mikel Arteta coached side have won each of their past seven FA Cup final appearances since 2002.

No team has had a longer run of successive final triumphs in the competition.

Chelsea in the lead

Arsenal’s day at Wembley Stadium didn’t necessarily start off on the right foot.

Chelsea took the lead after the American Chelsea star Christian Pulisic struck in the 5th minute, giving Chelsea an early lead. 

Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring for Chelsea
Christian Pulisic had opened the scoring for Chelsea

With the goal, Pulisic became the first American male to score in an FA Cup final.  

Arsenal back in the game

However, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang drew Arsenal level from the penalty spot before the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

He then produced a moment of world-class finishing to make the defining contribution to the first behind-closed-doors FA Cup final.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a penalty to equalise at 1-1
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a penalty to equalise at 1-1

Aubameyang turned Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma inside out in the 67th minute before delivering the most audacious finish.

He chipped over Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero from an angle.

Chelsea was dealt another blow when one minute into the second half, Pulisic appeared to injure his hamstring and was forced to leave the game. 

The Emirates FA Cup is the world’s oldest soccer competition.

Aubameyang dinked the ball over Willy Caballero to score his second goal and the winner
Aubameyang dinked the ball over Willy Caballero to score his second goal and the winner

It is held annually and features soccer clubs from across England, all aiming to win the prestigious Cup.

The winner of this competition automatically qualify for the UEFA Europa League competition.

Mikel Arteta makes history

Mikel Arteta has become the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in an FA Cup final.

He is the first Arsenal manager to win a major trophy in their first season in charge of the club since George Graham in 1986-87.

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