FA Cup final: Arsenal crowned FA Cup champions after Mateo Kovacic red card created vacuum for Aubameyang to put Arsenal in front against Chelsea.
Mikel Arteta recorded his first managerial trophy as Gunners came from behind to steal the winner against Chelsea in the FA Cup final match.
Chelsea took the early lead around the 6th minute when Christian Pulisic upon receiving the ball from Olivier Giroud drove it past Emi Martinez.
23 minutes later, Aubameyang had put the North London side at level ground with Blues after an intelligently won contest handed him a penalty against Cesar Azpilicueta. The striking captain was as well brilliant in sending Chelsea keeper in the opposite direction with his penalty shoot.Embed from Getty Images
Frank Lampard suffered a major blow after his ever blazing Christian Pulisic was injured straight into the early minutes of the second 45 minutes causing the American to be replaced by exiting Pedro.
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Pulisic’s absence introduced the Arsenal’s domination into the game, unlike the first half when Chelsea made major threats, warranted by Pulisic’s push.
A good boost was handed to Arsenal when Mateo Kovacic was shown a second yellow card to reduce his side to 10 forcing the Blues to be more defensive conscious just minutes after Aubameyang’s second goal of the game put Arsenal in front.Embed from Getty Images
The Blues will now face restrengthening their squad as they focus on the transfer window with plenty of deals to complete, while Arsenal’s victory hand them cash boost to dive into the market to complete deals as well.
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