Arsenal Beats Chelsea 2-1 to Claim 14th FA Cup

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in 2019
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal in 2019. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10233047dr)

In what has been a bizarre and unprecedented season for English soccer, the 2019-20 campaign finally came to a close on Saturday as Arsenal defeated London rivals Chelsea to win the FA Cup.

The Gunners, who limped through a disappointing 2019-20 season in many respects which ended with them finishing in eighth place in the Premier League, were at least able to end their season on a high note with their big win at Wembley.

Things didn’t start out great for Arsenal after Chelsea sensation Christian Pulisic put his team ahead 0-1 in the fifth minute of the match, digging an early hole for Arsenal.

Only 23 minutes later, however, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won a penalty after blowing by Cesar Azpilicueta in the box, drawing a foul. He converted the spot-kick and evened up the match at one.

Things continued in a deadlock well after the half until Aubemeyang found the net once again, chipping the ball over Chelsea keeper Willy Caballero to give his team a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish.

After the final whistle blew, Arsenal’s roster and coach Mikel Arteta were grinning ear-to-ear as they lifted the FA Cup trophy, another nice piece of hardware for their collection and a guarantee of Europa League participation next season.