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How Aubameyang Set Three Records In Arsenal’s FA Cup Victory Over Chelsea

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang led Arsenal to a 2-1 win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 1.

But just more than the two goals Aubameyang scored, the Gunners hitman got his name in history books, setting three incredible records in the process.

The Gabonese cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s early opener. He did not only win a penalty, but also converted it to a goal in the tense final.

The 31-year-old later added his second of the evening in the second half to make it 2 – 1. He beat Willy Caballero, who kept goal for the Blues.

A resolute Arsenal back-line went on to seal the defence. That strategy ensured they won their record 14th FA Cup title.

But they would have Aubameyang to thank for the trophy with the former Dortmund star single-handedly leading the side to victory.

A momentous occasion for the Gabonese as he became the first African footballer to ever captain an English club in an FA Cup final.

Secondly, Aubameyang is now the first Arsenal player to score a brace in a Wembley FA Cup final since Reg Lewis back in 1950.

And at 31 years of age, the former Saint Etienne forward is the oldest Arsenal goal scorer in a cup final since Bob John.

Apart from the records, the 2020 FA Cup title is the first major trophy Aubameyang has won with the Gunners since his arrival.

CANDIIDONLINE reports that The Gunners came from a goal down to beat bitter rivals Chelsea 2-1 in which Gabonese striker Aubameyang scored the two goals for the North London side.

Beating Chelsea gave Arsenal their 14th FA Cup title and they will be playing in the Europa League next season, which is an incredible one for manager Mikel Arteta.

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