Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came good on the night that mattered as he scored a brace to help Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday night and clinch the FA Cup. Not just that, they also sealed their spot for the Europa Cup with the historic win at Wembley Stadium. Also Read - Juventus vs Roma: Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala Get Pre-Champions League Rest as Maurizio Sarri's Bianconeri Lose Serie A Clash 3-1
But things did not start the way they would have hoped for as Christian Pulisic took full advantage of a nervy Arsenal to break the deadlock in merely the fifth-minute of the match. It was Mason Mount who send a low ball into the box, which was then flicked into Pulisic’s path by Oliver Giroud, and then a quality chip over the goalkeeper by the United States player was all it took. Also Read - ARS vs CHE Dream11 Team Prediction FA Cup 2020 Final: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips For Today's Arsenal vs Chelsea Football Match at Wembley Stadium 10:00 PM IST August 1
With the goal, Pulisic became only the second United States international to score in an FA Cup final, following in the footsteps of Carli Lloyd – who did the same in 2017 for Manchester City. Also Read - PSG Beat Lyon Via Penalties to Win French League Cup
Since then Arsenal looked to be on the back foot. In the 28th-minute, thanks to a penalty, Arsenal got things back on level terms. It was Cesar Azpilicueta who brought Aubameyang down in the box and that earned the Gunners the penalty.
Both sides went into half-time with the scores leveled. After the half-time, it was Aubameyang once again in the 67th-minute and this time the goal proved to be the winner.
“I have to say thank you to Pep in every way because I am a manager now in big part thanks to him,” Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta told BT Sport after the match.