Explained: Why Arsenal need FA Cup victory more than Chelsea

Explained: Why Arsenal need FA Cup victory more than Chelsea

Predicted Arsenal XI to face Chelsea in FA Cup final

Chelsea are set to end the season without a trophy for the first time in four years after suffering a surprise defeat to London rivals Arsenal, losing 2-1 in the FA Cup final despite taking the lead after five minutes at Wembley.

Pulisic, looking to become only the second American in living memory to win the FA Cup at a stadium devoid of fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, finished a fine early move to put the pre-match favorites in front.

Fabregas will be observing the FA Cup final where his former clubs Arsenal and Chelsea face each other at Wembley.

Guardiola, gave the now-Arsenal manager his first job on the management ladder, serving as the 49-year-old's assistant at City for three years.

The future of Aubameyang has been intensely debated as he is out of contract in 12 months, with the Gunners not in next season's Champions League, though this win ensured they do at least reach the Europa League.

Arsenal drew level from the penalty spot through Aubameyang in the 28th minute after Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta was booked for bringing down the Gabonese moments earlier.

"I think he wants to stay and it is just about getting the deal done".

"It's a long road that Arsenal are on with Mikel Arteta and this is a good start".

He said: "He knows what I think about him".

Arsenal captain Aubameyang dropped the trophy before lifting his first piece of silverware since moving to English football from Borussia Dortmund two and a half years ago. "We can get him used to that", joked Arteta at Aubameyang's mishap with the trophy lift.

'As a coach, I have learned so much from him, we have spent some unbelievable moments together, some hard ones as well, but the experience next to him has been incredible'.

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