Foot – ANG – Aubameyang offers the Cup to Arsenal against Chelsea


Led by Chelsea, Arsenal won thanks to a brace from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the FA Cup final. Thanks to this 14th Cup victory, the Gunners qualify for the next edition of the Europa League. Arsenal further established their record for FA Cup victories, winning the trophy for the 14th time this Saturday afternoon, after a disputed final, for the first time in history, at eight closed, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Led from the 5th minute after Pulisic’s opening scoring served by a clever heel from Olivier Giroud, the Gunners turned the situation around thanks to their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. read also Le film d’Arsenal-Chelsea
Executioner of Manchester City in the semi-final (2-0) on the same Wembley lawn where he scored the victorious double, the Gabonese international, the first African player to wear the armband in the Cup final, scored a new double against in Chelsea. Taking speed César Azpilicueta who had no other solution than to hold him back by the shoulder in the box, he obtained the penalty of the equalizer which he transformed himself, by taking against Caballero d ‘ an uncrossed strike with the right foot (28th). In the second half, shifted by Pépé after a breakthrough from Bellerin, he mystified Zouma in the area before lobing Caballero with a small dive from the left (67th). This victory allows Arsenal to grab a place in the Europa League next season. On the other hand, the final of this 139th edition of the Cup turned into ordeal for the training of Frank Lampard. After losing Azpilicueta (38th) and Pulisic (48th) on muscle injury (thigh), the Blues finished at 9, after the expulsion of Kovacic for 2 warnings, then the exit of Pedro hit to a shoulder (90th + 9). Bad omen before the trip of Chelsea (already weighted 3 goals behind after its defeat in the first leg, 0-3) in Munich, for its round of 16 second leg of the Champions League, next Saturday, against Bayern Munich. 3 Arsenal and Chelsea have faced each other 3 times in the Cup final. Each time, the Gunners have won: 2-0 in 2002, 2-1 in 2017 and 2-1 this year.


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