In what could possibly be Pierre Emerick Aubameyangs last game for Arsenal, he was the decisive player who helped them lift the FA Cup.
After Chelsea took the lead in the fifth minute with a goal from inform superstar Christain Pulisic it appeared that the writing was on the wall.
However, if this was Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s last match for the Gunners, he showed Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal board exactly what they would be missing.
Chelsea got off to a flying start when Captain America himself Christian Pulisic latched onto a ball in the box and thumped it home to give Frank Lampard’s side the lead.
It was an all to familiar picture of Arsenal’s defense at sixes and sevens as they failed to tackle and mark sufficiently in the danger zone.
The Gunners did not give up though and battled hard to stay in the game.
Pepe had a goal disallowed for Aubameyang being offside in the build-up in the 25th minute, but the pressure eventually paid off.
In the 28th minute, a mistake from Cesar Azpilicueta let Pierre Emerick Aubameyang into the penalty area. The Chelsea captain was lucky not to see red as he was the last man and gave the Arsenal striker a tug on the shoulder.
Regardless, the outcome was a penalty and the Gabon international made no mistake, smashing home the ball from 12 yards.
Things got worse for Azpilicueta and Chelsea as only six minutes later the skipper appeared to pull a muscle and was subsequently substituted.
Lampard’s side dominated possession before the break and pushed to retake the lead. However, it was all square at the interval.
In the 47th minute yet more misery for Chelsea, as Christian Pulisic at full speed breaking towards the Arsenal box appears to pull a hamstring and goes to ground.
The USMNT star’s game was over and Lampard was forced to give Pedro one final hoorah before he departs for Roma.
Young Mason Mount looked the most threatening for the Blues, but in the 67th minute, it was Aubameyang again who struck the blow to the hearts of Chelsea.
A compilation of missed tackles and genius saw Pepe pick out the Arsenal captain. With his defenders, all but useless Caballero was left to be humiliated with a deft chip.
Arsenal was up two-one and there was no looking back for Arteta and his Gunners.
The nightmare was complete for Lampard when Kovacic picked up a second yellow card and saw red in the 73rd minute and in injury time Pedro appeared to dislocated his shoulder and end his Chelsea career on a sour note.
Arsenal are the FA Cup winners for a record 14th time.
Arsenal fans will thank their lucky stars for some dodgy officiating and now a place in the Europa League next season. Chelsea will feel aggrieved and hard done by as VAR has failed to help them once again.
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