Arsenal’s Jekyll and Hyde season ended on a high note following their FA Cup success against their
London rivals, Chelsea.
A tactical master class by the Gunners ensured their European spot in the coming season. Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang scored two decisive goals as Arsenal came from behind to beat the Blues in a match
plagued with controversial decisions.
Chelsea’s best attacker, Pulisic, opened the scoring within five minutes when his speed and quick
thinking climaxed a perfect move involving Mount and Giroud. Arguably, the American was Chelsea's
best-attacking talent at Wembley.
The Blues began with tenacity and intensity, and the Gunners failed to match their athleticism. Earlier,
Arsenal struggled with possession and as Chelsea faded, they grew in the game and imposed
themselves.
Arsenal’s equalizer came from the penalty spot when Cesar Azpilcueta fouled Aubameyang in the
penalty area. The goal was an encapsulation of why Arsenal have improved significantly under Mikel
Arteta.
The Arsenal no.14 is immensely clinical, quick and a fast thinker. Arsenal’s winning goal was initiated by
Hector Bellerin, who surged with electric speed past Antonio Rudiger. A recovery tackle by Christensen
ensured the ball fell on Pepe’s path.
The Ivorian played a perfect pass to Auba, who outwitted Zouma and chipped the ball past Caballero.
With a silverware on their names, Arsenal’s progress under Arteta was evident. If backed in the transfer
market, they could be a force to reckon with in the coming season.

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