FA CUP: Aubameyang scores twice as Arsenal beat Chelsea in FA Cup final


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

At a near-empty Wembley, Chelsea took the lead through Christian Pulisic’s composed finished before Aubameyang equalized with a contentious penalty after Cesar Azpilicueta’s challenge.

Gabon forward Aubameyang hit the winner after going past Kurt Zouma.

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic was later sent off for two yellow card offenses.

Mikel Arteta’s first major trophy since taking charge of the Gunners in December 2019 means Arsenal will play in the Europa League next season and the Community Shield.

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  • Arsenal have won the FA Cup for a record 14th time, while they’ve also become the first club to beat a specific opponent in as many as three finals in the competition.
  • Mikel Arteta has become the first person to both captain and manage Arsenal to victory in an FA Cup final.
  • Arsenal have won each of their last seven FA Cup final appearances since 2002 – no team has had a longer run of successive final triumphs in the competition.
  • Chelsea have lost three of their last 10 FA Cup final matches, with all three defeats coming against Arsenal.
  • Mikel Arteta 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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