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Arsenal win FA Cup LIVE! Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea result, news and reaction from Arteta, Lampard, Aubameyang andamp; more

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Welcome to the Evening Standard's LIVE coverage of the FA Cup Final after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as the Gunners came from behind to clinch the trophy at an empty Wembley Stadium.

Christian Pulisic had put the Blues in front before Mateo Kovacic was dismissed for a soft second yellow shortly after Aubameyang's winner.

Follow the latest news and reaction LIVE with Standard Sport's blog!

FT: Arsenal win FA Cup RED CARD! Kovacic given second yellow GOAL! Aubameyang scores again GOAL! Aubameyang from the spot GOAL! Pulisic puts Chelsea ahead Read more... Lampard bemoans 'slow' Chelsea performance"There are elements in our game that we have worked hard on all year, but that is in you as a group."Today we were slow, we played back on ourselves, invited pressure, then didn't really know where to go from that. We didn't play well enough to win a final."On the injuries, Lampard said: "To have two hamstrings (Azpilicueta and Pulisic) and a dislocated shoulder (Pedro)...Willian got injured yesterday and had to pull out."We were at the end of a long, long season and it felt like it came a bit to the tipping point today." Absent Ozil praises Arsenal team-mates after Wembley triumphPhoto: Getty ImagesMesut Ozil was not in attendance at Wembley last night, despite Arsenal being permitted to bring 10 players outside of their matchday squads to the final.The German midfielder has not played a single minute for the Gunners since football's restart and was recently given permission by the club to travel to Turkey.The reason for that trip remains unclear, though Ozil did send a message of congratulations to his Arsenal team-mates."Great job my boys!" he wrote on Instagram. Arteta: Arsenal can get Aubameyang used to trophies!Photo: Getty ImagesArsenal boss Mikel Arteta also weighed in on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's trophy gaffe..."It can happen. I think it happened a few years back as well,” he said.“He needs more experience with trophies. You know we can get him used to that!”Advertisement Prince William pokes fun at Aubameyang over trophy strugglePhoto: Getty ImagesAlongside his two-goal heroics that won Arsenal their first piece of silverware under Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 2019/20 FA Cup Final will also be remembered for his trophy drop.The Gunners skipper had to pick up the cup himself on the pitch due to coronavirus guidelines, with FA president Prince William - who would usually present the trophy high in the Wembley stands - poking light-hearted fun at Aubameyang's struggles as he hosted a viewing party at Sandringham."That's why you need the President there!" he quipped as Aubameyang struggled to lift the trophy. Where was Willian?Photo: Getty ImagesWillian was a surprise absentee from Chelsea's matchday squad, with the Brazilian initially said to be fit again for selection after missing the Premier League finale against Wolves with a knock.However, Willian - who Standard Sport understands has contract offers from both of Saturday's FA Cup finalists - told Chelsea's media team at Wembley that he was not available to play due to injury."It's unfortunate that I can not be there," he said. Lampard bemoans Kovacic red cardPhoto: AFP via Getty ImagesFrank Lampard also lamented the rule regarding VAR not intervening in second yellow-card offences following Mateo Kovacic's controversial sending off at Wembley."What kind of rule is that? There's always been this one that you couldn't challenge two yellows. Someone's sitting there really stubbornly sticking to their guns on that one," he told beIN Sports."If we have VAR, that's great, let's use it as much as we can to get the right decision. That's nowhere near, it changes the game. "We pushed them a bit at the end, I can't fault the lads' effort for pushing. But it was never a red card. "Again, I always try and come back to us and we didn't do enough to win the final."Advertisement Lampard: Chelsea got complacentAFP via Getty ImagesHere is how a disappointed Frank Lampard assessed his side's performance at Wembley...“We started well for 10 or 15 minutes, scored a goal and created a few chances and were in control of the game. But after that, we can only blame ourselves from that point in football terms.“We got complacent. We took too long on the ball, we started playing short passes like it was a stroll. An FA Cup Final can never be a stroll. We allowed Arsenal back in the game and from that point onwards, it’s always going to be difficult."A lot of today was on us. In the second half we came out brighter, if Christian goes through and scores as opposed to missing and doing his hamstring - well, the circumstances in the game conspired against us.“Of course we are disappointed tonight, but over the season as a whole what we have managed to do, come where we did in the league, is a huge plus for us. Today would have been the icing on the cake but it wasn’t to be.” Arteta on Ozil and Guendouzi absencePhoto: Getty ImagesNeither Mesut Ozil nor Matteo Guendouzi were at Wembley to celebrate Arsenal's victory over Chelsea, with the former having been given permission by the club to travel to Turkey and the latter now well out of favour under Mikel Arteta.However, the Arsenal boss was reluctant to expand on that duo's absence during his post-match press conference."Matteo and Mesut were not here but they were a big part of this and contributed to this trophy," he said."Let's just enjoy this moment." Ferdinand: Aubameyang has already decided to leave ArsenalPhoto: AFP via Getty ImagesWhile Mikel Arteta remains steadfast in his belief that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will stay at Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand thinks the striker's reaction to being quizzed about his future after the full-time whistle at Wembley suggests he has already made his mind up to leave."I think he's gone from that reaction," said the BT Sport pundit. "He's already decided. "'I'm going to enjoy this with my team-mates' - he sounds like someone who is going elsewhere. "Arsenal need to do all they can to keep him. He was unbelievable [today], Jesus."But the Arsenal fans adore him. Is he going to find that elsewhere in his career?"Advertisement Pedro's final Chelsea game ends with injuryPhoto: AFP via Getty ImagesLampard was also disappointed for Pedro, who suffered a nasty-looking shoulder injury during what looks almost certain to be his final appearance for Chelsea before sealing a summer move to Serie A side Roma."I have not seen him as he was whisked away, so it is really a disappointing end for him because it was probably his last game for Chelsea," Lampard said."He looked bright when he came on and I am disappointed for him and I am going to try and find him as soon as I can to see how he is." Lampard gives Pulisic injury updatePhoto: AFP via Getty ImagesChelsea face a nervous few days as they await the outcome of further investigation into the hamstring problems that forced both Christian Pulisic and Cesar Azpilicueta out of the game at Wembley today.Both players are set to miss next Saturday's rescheduled Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Bayern Munich, which the Blues trail 3-0.“I don't know the full extent of the injuries,” said Lampard. “But I know the hamstrings with Azpi and Christian - they have to be scanned and assessed over the next few days."They clearly won't be fit for next week." Arteta sends Guardiola thank you messageMikel Arteta had a special thank you message for Pep Guardiola after Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup. The invaluable experience gained during three years under the Spaniard's wing seems to have done wonders for Arteta. And the Gunners boss made sure to pay tribute to his former boss after the final whistle."I miss my family so much they have been all the way with me," Arteta told BT Sport."Thank you as well I have to thank you Pep in a very big way because I am a manager in a big part to him so I think I have to consider that as well."Advertisement Martinez in tears of joy after Cup winArsenal goalkeeper Emi Martinez was left in tears of joy after the Gunners defeated Chelsea to lif the FA Cup for a 14tth time. The Argentinian has impressed since replacing the injured Bernd Leno in the side, making a crucial save to deny Christian Pulisic in the first half to keep the score at 1-0.Photo: GettyAnd when asked to describe his emotions, the 27-year-old was visibly emotional and struggled to get the words out, before paying tribute to Aubameyang."I can't believe it. My family... I can't really talk sorry," he said to BBC Sport.After composing himself, Martinez added: "I said to him [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] before the game, you are going to win us the game. He delivered." A moment Aubameyang will want to forget! In what was a totally unforgettable day for captain Pierre-Emerick, perhaps there is one moment that will stand out for the 31-year-old... though not for the right reasons! Yes, he dropped the FA Cup trophy! Photo: GettyAfter picking up the trophy (base included) he fumbled before dropping into in front of his Arsenal colleagues.The forward, whose future at Emirates Stadium is far from certain, laughed off the gaffe before enjoying holding the trophy aloft on the Wembley pitch.Customarily, Aubameyang would have lifted the silverware in the Wembley Royal Box, where such a slip may have had a more lasting impact on the cup.However, Covid-19 restrictions meant the celebrations were kept to the turf and perhaps spared the striker further blushes.SOCIAL 'Timo Werner is typing...'RB Leipzig simply couldn't rise a small dig at Chelsea's defeat, could they?Good banter, in fairness...
 Advertisement Frank Lampard rues his side's inability to hold onto their lead. Speaking to BBC Sport:"We started well for 10-15 minutes and we can only blame ourselves form that point. We got complacent, we took time on the ball like it was a stroll and we allowed them into the game. It's hard to get back into the game then. A lot of today is on us."All I can do from the sidelines is shout! There are elements in our game that we have worked hard on all year but that is in you as a group. Today we were slow, we played back on ourselves, invited pressure. We didn't play well enough to win a final."Injuries
"I'm not even thinking about next week, it all came together for us today, two hamstrings, a dislocated shoulder. It's the end of a long long season and it was the tipping point for us." Arteta gives his take on the performance..."It was a difficult start when we conceded so early. If I know something about these players, is that we weren't going to give up. We played probably the best 30 minutes after since I arrived. I am so proud to represent these players and this club."It is a double reward for us. It is really important for this club in every way to be in Europe. We all did it so I am so happy. The players were completely knackered and they made a massive effort through the coronavirus to keep fit so I am so happy for them." Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future:
 Photo: AP"He knows what I think about him. I want to build the squad around him. I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done."But I think these moments will help him to realise and believe that we are in the right path and he is a big part of that. He is loved by everybody at the club. Hopefully he can continue with us."Will he extend?
"I think he will, yes."Advertisement Arsenallllll... LIFT THE FA CUP!AND THEY'VE BROKEN IT AS WELL!Aubameyang won the trophy and now he's taken the top off, quite literally. Off go the fireworks and Arsenal celebrate euphorically.
  Photo: Reuters Arsenal are walking up to collect their medals from a stand on the pitch, rather than walking up to the royal box.Not quite as special, but they won't care. The trophy is theirs - and Aubameyang steps up to lift the trophy. Next Can't see the ;?Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE! FA Cup final commentary blog? Click here to access our desktop page.Date, time and venueThe FA Cup Final is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, 1 August, 2020.The match will be played behind closed doors at Wembley Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.How to watch: TV and live streamTV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Football, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99, or a three-month pass on offer for £25.Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.


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