Arsenal’s talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang labored his Wembley magic as soon as once more as they got here from behind to beat Chelsea and win the Heads Up FA Cup for a document 14th time.
Chelsea took the lead inside 5 minutes via Christian Pulisic’s good end however then fell sufferer to the brilliance of Aubameyang, who was additionally Arsenal’s hero when he scored twice within the semi-final win over Manchester City.
The Gabon ahead drew Arsenal stage from the penalty spot earlier than the break after he was fouled by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, then produced a second of world-class ending to make the defining contribution to the primary behind-closed-doors FA Cup last.
Chelsea had been hampered by a first-half damage to Azpilicueta and had been struggling even additional after they misplaced the excellent Pulisic to a hamstring drawback after the break.
As the Blues battled to beat these setbacks, the sensible Aubameyang was in a position to give Mikel Arteta silverware in his first season because the Gunners’ supervisor.
Aubameyang, who Arsenal are understandably determined to safe on a brand new long-term contract, turned Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma inside out within the 67th minute earlier than delivering essentially the most audacious end, chipping over keeper Willy Caballero from an angle.
Chelsea’s agony elevated additional when Matteo Kovacic was very harshly despatched off for a second yellow card, awarded by referee Anthony Taylor for essentially the most innocuous of challenges on Granit Xhaka.
Arsenal closed out the win to safe a spot within the Europa League subsequent season however it was bitter disappointment for Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard on the conclusion of his first marketing campaign in cost.
More to observe.