Chelsea took the lead after 5 minutes via Christian Pulisic, however Arsenal got here again strongly halfway via the primary half when Aubameyang was introduced down by Cesar Azpilicueta within the Chelsea field.
The striker transformed from the penalty spot, and though Chelsea began the second interval strongly, it was captain Aubameyang who gave Arsenal the lead when he discovered some area within the field and produced a deft chip over Willy Caballero.
Issues went from unhealthy to worse for Chelsea as Mateo Kovacic was red-carded following a second yellow shortly after the sport’s third objective.
Victory handed the Gunners their fourteenth FA Cup trophy and fourth since 2014.
It additionally offers Mikel Arteta, who twice gained the FA Cup as a participant with Arsenal, his first piece of silverware as supervisor of the membership.
Aubameyang praised his boss after the ultimate whistle.
“He deserved this win,” Aubameyang advised BBC Sport. “He did an awesome job, and we’re all joyful to have in on board and we simply comply with him.”
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Within the first closing ever performed with out followers, Chelsea began the brighter of the 2 sides when Mason Mount acquired the ball within the Arsenal field and located Olivier Giroud.
The Frenchman flicked it on to Pulisic, who lifted his shot over Emi Martinez to turn out to be the primary American to attain in an FA Cup closing.
The Blues continued to assault till the first-half drinks break, after which momentum swung in the direction of Arsenal and Aubameyang helped stage the match when he surged in the direction of the Chelsea objective and went down beneath Azpilicueta’s problem, burying the ensuing penalty into the bottom-right-corner of Caballero’s objective.
Aubameyang scored twice in his facet’s semifinal victory over Manchester Metropolis, and he was twice on track once more within the closing as he gave Arsenal the lead.
Fullback Hector Bellerin cantered into Chelsea’s half and, though he misplaced possession, the ball fell to Nicolas Pepe. He discovered Aubameyang, who wriggled into area and flicked the ball over Caballero.
Chelsea continued to press for an equalizer regardless of shedding Kovacic, however Arsenal held on for the win.
The consequence means the Gunners qualify for the Europa League regardless of ending eighth within the Premier League.