Arsenal have won the FA Cup for a record 14th time, beating Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday, 1st August, 2020.

Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace to ensure victory over a 10-man Chelsea in the final held behind closed doors due to Covid-19 restrictions, and hand coach and former Gunners player Mikel Arteta his first silverware.

Christian Pulisic gave the Blues an early lead, scoring in the fifth minute but Aubameyang got the equaliser from the penalty spot in the 28th minute before adding the winning goal in the 67th minute.

Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic was sent off in the 73rd minute after a controversial tackle on Granit Xhaka.

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This is the third time Arsenal and Chelsea have faced each other in the FA Cup final, with the Gunners also winning the previous two in 2002 and 2017.

Chelsea have won just one of their last 13 FA Cup games against Arsenal, beating them 2-1 in 2009.

Arteta became the Arsenal manager after he left his role as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City to replace another Spaniard, Unai Emery, last December.

He becomes the first person to win the FA Cup with Arsenal as both a captain and a manager.

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