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Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double guides Gunners to FA Cup final win

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ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA | PULISIC [5] AUBAMEYANG [27-67]

Arsenal XI: Martinez; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, James; Mount, Abraham, Pulisic

Wolves will qualify for Europa League IF Chelsea win today's FA Cup finalChristian Pulisic opens the scoring for Chelsea inside five minutesPierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores penalty after Cesar Azpilicueta brought him downCesar Azpilicueta and Christian Pulisic both off injured with hamstring injuriesAubameyang grabs his second of the evening with a fine, solo finishChelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic sent off for second yellow cardTrending

Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Score and FA Cup final latest updates from Wembley (Image: GETTY)Medals...

No handshakes or anything like that. There's no trophy presentation or walk up those Wembley steps. Bit of a shame but the Arsenal boys don't seem to care.

The trophy is on the field and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a bit of trouble... HE'S DROPPED IT! Ha!

The players stop laughing long enough to lift it high in the air. Arsenal are the 2019-20 FA Cup champions.

Tears

Bless. That's nice to see. Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez is being interviewed and burst into tears. He's earned this achievement and waited over six years for this opportunity. Good for him. Deserves it.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also interviewed but remained tight-lipped over his future. The wait continues...

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Matt: Arsenal beat Leeds, Sheffield United, Manchester City and now Chelsea in their FA Cup run. They've certainly not done it the easy way. Could be big for them moving forwards.

Uche: It looked improbable but Mikel Arteta has shown his quality by getting Arsenal into Europe. It is a massive boost for the club & might just be the thing which keeps Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They would be nowhere without him. They have to keep him. It is that simple.

Kostas: So glad for Arsenal and really happy that we'll see them in Europe next season. Mikel Arteta justifying all the hype that surrounded him when he was announced as manager despite his lack of experience. Arsenal need to give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang everything they can.

Joey Barton: We have to get back to proper football. Hard but fair. This nonsense. This VAR. These outside referees in Stockley Park. Got to go. Tried it and failed.

ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA

What a job Mikel Arteta has done since replacing Unai Emery. I must admit when that semi-final draw was made I thought Arsenal were finished. But they've deserved this. It's their 14th FA Cup title and fourth in just seven years. Astonishing really.

ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA

FT: ARSENAL HAVE WON THE FA CUP!

102: Pedro stretchered off on what's surely his final Chelsea appearance. Tough on the winger. Sead Kolasinac replaces Kieran Tierney for the final few seconds. Quite literally.

100: Glum and worried looking faces on the Chelsea bench and on the field. Incidentally, IF Arsenal complete the win - Tottenham have to go into the second qualifying round to make it through to Europa League.

98: This Pedro injury is more serious that first thought. It looked innocuous enough but the Spaniard is still on the deck and the stretcher is brought on. Chelsea don't have any substitutes remaining and will end the game with nine players on the pitch.

96: Hmmm. Nicolas Pepe looks to knock Pedro to the floor just outside the penalty area but referee Anthony Taylor ignores it. Not sure why. Anyway, Pedro managed to recycle the ball but over-runs it and hurts his shoulder. He's now receiving treatment as the seconds tick away.

93: Wasteful. Pedro darts into the penalty area on the left but his looping cross is too close to Emiliano Martinez, who gathers once again. The Gunners are looking a bit panicked here with four minutes remaining.

91:... the ball is whipped in and Emiliano Martinez takes charge. Just what's needed in the business end of a final. He's hurt himself in the process and is receiving some treatment.

90: We have SEVEN minutes of added time folks. Seven minutes for Chelsea too find an equaliser... Marcos Alonso wins a corner...

89:Just not seeing anything remotely approaching an equaliser for Chelsea. There's just no zing to they way they are playing. Ross Barkley booked for a late lunge on Nicolas Pepe. They just need to get the ball forward.

87:David Luiz goes down clutching his calf. The Brazilian doesn't look like he'll be able to continue as Sokratis Papastathopoulos is stripped and readied. He's on.

85:Arsenal are less than 10 minutes away from the FA Cup, and a place in the Europa League next season. Playing quite well too.

82:Eddie Nketiah replaces Alexandre Lacazette. Incredibly slow leaving the field. Almost impressive.

80: Ey up!Chelsea are screaming for a penalty when Emiliano Martinez appears to handle the ball outside his penalty area. It goes to VAR... who say NO. The ball is apparently on the line when he touched it.

79: Triple change! Frank Lampard's last roll of the dice. Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount and Antonio Rudiger are replaced by Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Arsenal haven't made a change yet.

77: Well... Arsenal will never have a better opportunity to win the FA Cup. One goal ahead, one man up and just over ten minutes left on the clock.

Disbelief on the Chelsea bench at the second yellow for Mateo Kovacic. For those asking, it wasn’t checked by VAR because they only check red card decisions.

75: Tempers flaring now! Mikel Arteta becomes the first manager to be booked in an FA Cup final. He was confronting Antonio Rudiger, who also got cautioned.

Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Score and FA Cup final latest updates from Wembley (Image: GETTY)ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA |KOVACIC SENT OFF

73: SENT OFF!Mateo Kovacic has been given his marching orders. Why? Well he's got a second booking for... nothing really. The Chelsea star and Granit Xhaka basically touched boots when challenging for a 50/50. Anthony Taylor takes his time before giving him his marching orders. Not even sure it was a foul in all honesty.

70: Drinks break. Excluding home games, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is only the fifth player to score 2+ goals in a match at Wembley Stadium in club football more than once, after Ian Wright, Bryan Robson, Ian Rush and Eric Cantona. Good company like.

ARSENAL 2-1 CHELSEA | AUBAMEYANG

67: GOAL! That is a thing of absolute beauty. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores his second of the evening to give Arsenal the lead.

Hector Bellerin brings the ball 30-yards upfield before the ball sprays out to Nicolas Pepe. He cuts inside and Aubameyang does the rest. The attacker gives Kurt Zouma the slip before dinking a sublime chip over Willy Caballero. Get that man a new contract and pay him whatever he wants!

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Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Score and FA Cup final latest updates from Wembley (Image: GETTY)

65: We have 25 minutes remaining and, as things stand, we're going to extra time and potentially penalties. Plenty of time for things to change.

63: The pace of the game has certainly slowed down compared with the first half. Pedro injects some life into things but Reece James spanks his lay-off high into the stands.

60: Chances! At both ends of the field... Mason Mount narrowly fails to connect with a beautiful diagonal pass from Jorginho. A few moments later Alexandre Lacazette slides the ball to ball to an overlapping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after great work from Nicolas Pepe. He looks to pull the trigger but Andreas Christensen makes the block.

58: Chelsea have grown wise to Arsenal's go-too tactic of pumping it long down the channel for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to chase. Chances drying up for Mikel Arteta's side as the Blues start to regain some control.

55: Am I right in saying that Frank Lampard only has one more chance to make a substitute in normal time. So it's either three at once, or he won't be able to use five subs.

54:Steady on, Pedro! The Spaniard didn't have any time to warm up and he's just gone on a blistering run down the left channel. No end product but promising signs from the substitute.

51:Christian Pulisic is helped off the field with a medical person on either arm. A really sad sight for Chelsea and the neutral. No Willian to replace him - so there's an unlikely appearance for Pedro! The Spaniard is joining Roma for next season and this will surely be his final game for the club.

48:No change in tactics from either side. Everyone present and correct in the 3-4-3 formation. Christian Pulisic embarks on a mesmerising run, gliding past Rob Holding and firing narrowly wide.

But... he's injured himself in the process. The US international has done his hamstring. In fact, he screamed in anguish before pulling the trigger. The second Chelsea player of the afternoon to succumb to a hamstring injury.

ARSENAL 1-1 CHELSEA

45: PEEP! Back underway folks. No changes for either side. Sad sight to see Cesar Azpilicueta all bandaged up and limping out to watch from the sidelines. Fingers crossed he's fit for the new season that starts in around 40 days.

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HT: Well... it's been a half of two halves. Chelsea started the brighter and got their reward through US international Christian Pulisic. Arsenal then came back with a bang and have dominated since the drinks break. Mikel Arteta's side are in the ascendancy folks.

45: Danger! Arsenal playing with real confidence now. They have a free-kick in a really dangerous position after Andreas Christensen's clumsy swipe on Nicolas Pepe. This is RIGHT on the edge of the box.

Now who's going to take this... it's Alexandre Lacazette. He hits it with venom but the ball slides wide. Mason Mount booked.

44: Arsenal win three corners on the trot. Chelsea don't deal with them particularly well but well enough to hack the ball clear.

43: Arsenal in control now. Chelsea finding it difficult to keep up their level of intensity with the press. Nicolas Pepe drifts a cross to the back post. Willy Caballero flaps at it and just about gets a fingertip to turn it behind.

Corner to the Gunners.

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40:Can't take your eyes off this game for a second. Nicolas Pepe cuts inside from the right but can't quite squeeze a shot off in time or find the overlap of Hector Bellerin.

37: So that change has seen Frank Lampard reshuffle his pack. Kurt Zouma now playing on the right of the three with Andreas Christensen in the middle. The Frenchman will be heavily involved over there with Kieran Tierney constantly pinging balls for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang down that channel.

Mason Mount carries the ball into the box, cuts it back for a waiting Jorginho who can't quite keep his effort under the bar.

35: A rough few minutes for Cesar Azpilicueta. Gives away the penalty then does his hamstring.

34: Injury! Bad news for Chelsea. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta falls in a heap clutching his hamstring. He's in a lot of pain as the medical staff rush onto the field. The defender is in tears as he limps off the field. Andreas Christensen replaces him.

32:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the oldest player to score for Arsenal in an FA Cup final since 1932, when Bob John netted for the Gunners against Newcastle (33y 80d).

30:Olivier Giroud screams and falls to the deck after a collision with David Luiz. Referee Anthony Taylor asks VAR to take a look but there's nothing sinister. The Frenchman should be fine to continue.

ARSENAL 1-1 CHELSEA | AUBAMEYANG

27: GOAL! No mistake. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sends Willy Caballero the wrong way and we are all square at Wembley. Emphatic finish.

26: PENALTY TO ARSENAL! Stonewall at first glance. Cesar Azpilicueta misjudges the flight of a long ball forward and wrestles Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the floor. VAR have a quick check... it's given.

25: Disallowed! Nicolas Pepe scores with a cracking first-time finish from the edge of the penalty area but the flag was up for offside. Correct call.

23: Mikel Arteta was very animated during the drinks break. Not a happy manager as he rants and raves at Kieran Tierney. I notice neither manager wearing a suit today...

22: Wolves supporters will be hoping it ends like this. Remember, if Chelsea win then Wolves get a Europa League place. Drinks break.

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21:Chelsea pressing high. It nearly pays dividends with Nicolas Pepe forced into a mistake, which he just about cleans up. Pressing high also means playing with a high line - and that is giving Arsenal's quick attack some joy.

18:Risky from Mateo Kovacic, who gifts Arsenal another free-kick within shooting range. No second booking but he needs to be careful.

David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos are all standing over the ball. Luiz is the first to walk away leaving it to Ceballos to hammer it over the crossbar. “It’s in” says Danny Murphy, as the ball clearly is about to sail over the bar.

15: Booked! Mateo Kovacic wins the first yellow card of FA Cup final day. Congratulations to the midfielder, who is cautioned for sliding through Granit Xhaka.

13: Arsenal now attack and win a corner. The commentator talks up how terrible Chelsea have been at defending set-pieces... and Nicolas Pepe fires the ball straight out of play.

10: Saved!Great feet again by Christian Pulisic. Arsenal simply can't deal with him when he drifts in from the channel. He tip-toes past Dani Ceballos before testing Emiliano Martinez with a powerful effort.

7:Nicolas Pepe looks to restore parity straight from kick-off but his long-ranger doesn't threaten Willy Caballero. Christian Pulisic is the first American player to score in an FA Cup final, while it was Chelsea's quickest goal in the final of the competition since Roberto Di Matteo in 1997 (first minute v Middlesbrough).

ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA | PULISIC

5: GOAL! Did I really say this would be a low scoring affair? Foolish.

We have lift-off in the FA Cup final and it's Captain America Christian Pulisic with the breakthrough. Olivier Giroud cleverly flicks Mason Mount's cross into the path of Pulisic, who dinks the ball past Emiliano Martinez. The Gunners were asleep.

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4: Chances!Well... that should really have been 1-0 to Arsenal. Ainsley Maitland-Niles does well to wriggle his way past Cesar Azpilicueta down by the corner flag. His cross is perfect for the arriving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who glances wide.

Chelsea break upfield and Mason Mount forces a fine, full-stretch save from Emiliano Martinez. Olivier Giroud is furious because he was wide open.

3: Should be interesting to see who takes charge of this one. Both playing a 3-4-3 and both prefer playing on the break. Everyone's saying they expect goals - but I'm predicting a low-scoring affair. Quite a cagey opening with most of the play rattling around the midfield third.

ARSENAL 0-0 CHELSEA

1: PEEP! We're underway in the FA Cup final, folks! An almost deserted Wembley heard a terrific a rendition of the traditional FA Cup Final hymn "Abide With Me" by Emeli Sandé. She sang it from the roof of the stadium! Good view for the game actually...

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Martin: I’m thrilled we’re in the final after what’s been going on the last couple of seasons. Nerves and excitement kicking in. I almost don’t care what the result is considering ... ya get me?

Joe: I love that David Luiz is 33 years old and pundits are still debating whether he’ll be able to find consistency. Just leave him be. He’s hilarious. Enjoy him.

Folain: Chelsea defence will concede goals. Arsenal defence will concede goals. Chelsea & Arsenal midfield is not prolific. But Chelsea front three is never better than Arsenal front three. That’s a fact! Arsenal will score more goals today!

Nope... I'm afraid I don't Martin.

So special - Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta speaking to the BBC: "It will be so special. Basically, for our players, our staff and our fans we know it has been a difficult season so it will be a great way to end it.

"It's the history of this football club - the demands are so high. We have a chance to lift a trophy today so let's go for it and the future will look so much better.

"It's what we have. At least we have the opportunity to play. It's such an honour to be in this competition and in the final so let's enjoy it.

"This last week, they were all putting everything into every training session so it was hard to pick. We need everybody."

Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Score and FA Cup final latest updates from Wembley (Image: GETTY)Team news - Arsenal

Arsenal make one change from the side who beat Watford on the final day of the Premier League season.

Spanish defender Hector Bellerin comes in to replace Joe Willock. Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe form the attacking trio.

Team news - Chelsea

Chelsea are unchanged from the side that started the 2-0 win over Wolves last Sunday.

N'Golo Kante is on the bench but there's no place for Willian, who has failed to recover from injury. I wonder if the Brazilian has played his last game for the club?

The world's most expensive goalkeeper has lost his starting place to 38-year-old Willy Caballero. Astonishing when you think about it.

Starting XI

The teams have been announced, folks. Bukayo Saka has to settle for a place on the bench, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles starts. N'Golo Kante is back in the squad but is among the substitutes. Big Willy Caballero starts ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga. Willian not involved at all.

Arsenal XI: Martinez; Holding, Luiz, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Subs: Macey, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Torreira, Smith, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Nketiah.

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, James; Mount, Abraham, Pulisic.

Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Kante, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Abraham.

Who needs it more?

Quite a straightforward question I've asked myself there.

Arsenal. Arsenal need it more. The Gunners finished in eighth position - their lowest league finish for a quarter of a century.

Mikel Arteta knows the importance of qualifying for European football. It's not only the financial aspect and prestige - but recruitment could be made a lot easier.

Chelsea, on the other hand, finished in fourth, secured Champions League football and have already made two stonking signings. Could be the icing on the cake I suppose.

Frank Lampard's side will be urged on by Wolves and that's because they will qualify for the Europa League if Chelsea win today.

Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Score and FA Cup final latest updates from Wembley (Image: GETTY)Afternoon...

Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Arsenal vs Chelsea from Wembley Stadium.

Nice to see you again. I'd quite missed you since... well... six days ago.

The Premier League campaign is wrapped up (a little later than planned) and all that's left is to dish out those FA Cup winners' medals.

And today's final is a familiar one.

No fixture has been played more in the FA Cup final than Arsenal vs Chelsea. It's also the 21st time they've met in the competition.

It's the big one folks. Settle down and enjoy! Team news and line ups coming shortly. Standby...

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Arsenal are expected to have defender Hector Bellerin available for today's FA Cup final at Wembley.

The Spaniard missed the victory over Watford on the final day of the season with a calf injury but he resumed training earlier this week.

Cedric Soares is cup-tied, while Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Gabriel Martinelli all remain sidelined.

Chelsea pair N'Golo Kante and Willian have returned from their respective injuries.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek sustained a minor injury in training on Thursday and has been ruled out.




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