Arsenal secured their record 14th FA Cup title with a victory over their London rivals Chelsea at the Wembley stadium. Captain Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang was left red-faced after the win as he went on to drop the trophy right before the awaited lift-off.
While almost near perfect when it comes to finding the back of the net while finishing, the attacker did not show the same lethal touch as he proceeded to drop the trophy right in front of his teammates during the cup presentation.
The Arsenal captain faced difficulty initially to pick up the trophy from the pedestal and took the trophy along with its separated base. Aubameyang struggled to carry the two units at once and dropped it onto the Wembley turf right in front of his eagerly waiting teammates.
Arsenal’s squad saw the lighter side of it and managed to diffuse the error with laughter. The temporary moment of shock and despair were soon wiped out as Aubameyang put the trophy together once again for the elusive celebration of their hard-earned success.
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Aubameyang powers Arsenal through to cup glory
Despite endless talk about Aubameyang’s future with the club, the former Dortmund ace played an instrumental role in Arsenal’s success. The winger had scored both of Arsenal’s goals in their sensational win over Manchester City in the semi-final. To top that effort, the Gabon international struck twice in the final as well.
Chelsea got the perfect start after claiming the lead in the fifth minute itself through in-form Christian Pulisic. Aubameyang brought the Gunners back into the contest with a penalty after being pulled down by Cesar Azpilicueta inside the box. The 31-year-old killed the contest after a wonderful dink over Willy Caballero for his second goal.
Ever since his arrival in England, Aubameyang has shown his desire for goals. No player has scored more goals in domestic competitions than him since his debut. The player claimed in his post-match interview that manager Mikel Arteta deserved this achievement. He said:
“We enjoyed it and we are all happy. I think he (Arteta) deserved this win. He did a great job and we are all happy to have him on board and we all follow him.”
Injury woes, defensive calamities, and questionable decisions by the referees left Chelsea out in the cold as they finish without a trophy for the first time in four years.